Current Programs

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

BUnano awards Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships to outstanding BU doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary nanoscale research. Another fellowship opportunity is the NIH Translational Research in Biomaterials Predoctoral Training Program, administered by BUnano.

Undergraduate Concentration in Nanotechnology

The Undergraduate Concentration in Nanotechnology increases students’ exposure to nanotechnology applications in biomedical, photonic, electronic, and atomic systems while maintaining their focus in their home departments.

Faculty Grants for Exploratory Research

BUnano awards research grants to Boston University faculty teams to seed innovative and exciting new projects using nanotechnology to address major problems related to health, energy, materials, and environment.

Past Programs

BME MS Degree with Nanomedicine Focus

Boston University offers a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering with a Focus in Nanomedicine. This program offers BME Master’s students a structured path for acquiring the  interdisciplinary knowledge and skill sets to advance and distinguish themselves in the emerging field of nanomedicine.


BUnano’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program was designed to accelerate the deployment of nanotechnology innovations of BU students and faculty. The inaugural holder of the EiR position was Dr. Jill Becker.

Cross-disciplinary Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer (XTNC)

The XTNC training program concluded August 2016; for similar fellowship opportunities, please see BUnano Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships.

Cancer Care for Engineers and Scientists

BUnano’s Cancer Care for Engineers and Scientists (CCES) conference was developed to educate scientists and engineers about areas of need in clinical cancer care. The conference was held annually from 2010-2013. Videos from past conferences are available here.