Securing an MSBINF GRA

Computational Biology Faculty Research Awards

We offer GRA positions after one semester of full-time study.  The first time that fall 2018 incoming students will be eligible for GRA’s is spring 2019 semester.  Students with significant outside funding (i.e., Fellowship) are not eligible for the GRA.

The most important step to become eligible for GRA’s is to secure “research for academic credit” in the fall semester.  You can begin contacting professors of interest early by email if you wish, or you can meet with various labs at our MSBINF orientation and poster session on August 14.  You will interview with the labs from August 14-24 and must register with your lab of choice before close of registration at 4:00pm on August 24.

In November, we will send a “call for GRA proposals.”  Students need to submit a 3-page research proposal, a CV/resume, and a recommendation letter from your research advisor.  Historically, well over half of the applicants have been selected for GRA’s.  You need to apply each semester and they are awarded competitively.

Resources:

Computational Biology Faculty Research Awards:  http://bioinformatics.gatech.edu/gra-projects

Bioinformatics Faculty:  http://bioinformatics.gatech.edu/faculty

Areas of Specialization:  http://bioinformatics.gatech.edu/people/areas-of-specialization