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 2023 incoming students will be eligible for GRA’s is spring 2024 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 in August. You will interview with the labs from August 15-25 and must register with your lab of choice before close of registration at 4:00pm on August 25.

In November, we will send a “call for GRA proposals.” MS Bioinformatics students enrolled full-time in good academic standing, with at least one semester of research completed (or in-progress) are eligible to apply. 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 funding is awarded competitively.

Computational Biology Faculty Research Awards:
Bioinformatics Faculty:
Areas of Specialization: