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Center for Engineering MechanoBiology Master's Research Fellowship

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)

The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is launching a new fellowship program for STEM Master's students enrolled at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) or emerging MSIs' who have a strong interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD upon graduation. The goal of this fellowship program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing graduate degrees in STEM-related fields. Additionally, we hope to build stronger relationships with MSI institutions and faculty through collaborative research projects.

Accepted fellows will conduct a collaborative thesis project with faculty from their home institution and the CEMB. In the summer after their first year, fellows will conduct research in the CEMB collaborator's lab, and then continue their work during the second year of their masters program. The program will also offer monthly mentoring and networking opportunities to prepare fellows for research, grad school applications, and the PhD path.

Areas of research: The CEMB is a multi-institution Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. With over 30 faculty across 8 institutions, research areas include:

-Plant and animal mechanics


-Matrix Biology


-Mechanobiology of biomolecules

-Mechanobiology of the nucleus

-Tissue engineering, and more!

Fellowship Support: For the duration of the 1-year fellowship program, awardees will be provided with:

-A stipend of ~ $31,600/year beginning the summer after your first year.

-Up to $5000 for research supplies to conduct research at your home institution.

-Up to $4000 for travel and housing to conduct summer research at a CEMB.

-Up to $1000 for travel and housing to present your research at a national conference.

Please visit the website for more information and learn how to apply! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pennsylvania (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Materials Science & Engineering
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Cellular Machines
Engineering Research
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Engineering
Tissue Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/24/2022
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