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LAB INFO: FELLOWSHIPS

Although receiving a fellowship is not a requirement for joining the lab, applying for a fellowship is. Postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate researchers wishing to join the lab will be required to apply for a fellowship. If there is no current funding for a postdoctoral or graduate researcher, persons with fellowships are self supported and may join the lab at any time:

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • The National Science Foundation has fellowships for biology that include the program: Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Engineering, which is essentially Biomedical Engineering. It is open to US citizens, US nationals, and permanent residents and is generally due during early November.

  • The National Institute of Health’s F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship is is a 1-3 year fellowship open to postdoctoral researchers within 5 years of their PhD. It is open to US citizens, US nationals, and permanent residents and is due April 8, August 8, or December 8.

  • The National Institute of Health’s Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) is is a 5 year fellowship open to exceptional advanced postdoctoral researchers within 5 years of their PhD. It is a transitional award and provides 2 years of funding at the postdoctoral level, followed by 3 years of funding at the Assistant Professor level. It is open to US citizens, US nationals, and permanent residents and is due February 12, June 12, or October 12.

Graduate Fellowships

Undergraduate Fellowships

Academic Year Fellowships

  • The NJ Space Grant Consortium Academic Year Fellowship is a $2,000 academic year fellowship awarded to an undergraduate conducting research in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines. It is open to US citizens, and is generally due during the third to fourth week of September.

  • The Aresty Research Assistant Program is a $1,000 academic year fellowship awarded to Rutgers New Brunswick undergraduates wishing to conduct STEM research. It is open to sophomores-seniors of all nationalities, and is generally due the first week of April.

  • Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellowships are academic year research fellowships awarded to undergraduates already conducting research. The fellowship is open to Rutgers New Brunswick undergraduates of any nationality and is intended to offset the costs of research. Awards can range from $200 to upwards of $1,500, and applications are due October 1st and February 1st.

Summer Fellowships:

  • The NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship is a $4,000 fellowship awarded to an undergraduate conducting research in STEM disciplines. It is open to US citizens, and is generally due during the first week of April.

  • Douglass STEM Summer Stipends are $3,000 summer research fellowships awarded to female undergraduates conducting research in STEM. The fellowship is open to women of any nationality and applications are due the end of May.

Conference Funding

  • Aresty Conference Funding is available to any Rutgers New Brunswick undergraduate who gets an abstract accepted to a conference. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on the first of each month.




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