Fellowship/Educational Opportunities


Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

Interested students are invited to join us for the following information sessions:

WAVE Fellows Information Sessions throughout November

Amgen Scholars Information Session

Going to ABRCMS? Come visit us at booth #465!


The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.

The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to racially-minoritized students, women in certain fields, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech’s research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $7,100 award for the ten-week program. An additional $2,000 on-campus housing supplement and $300 travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 9, 2023.  Click here for more information.


Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US or US territory at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $7,100 award, round-trip air transportation, and campus housing.


Online applications are due February 1, 2023.  For more information click here.

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University of Colorado - Biological Engineering Graduate Program

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our Biological Engineering PhD program at the University of Colorado Boulder!

This degree seeks to leverage the measurement, theory, and manipulation of biomolecules and biological systems for addressing the next challenges in our world. Recent advancements in imaging, data processing, and synthesis have enabled access to biological information previously limited to the imagination. Thus, modern biology serves as the foundation of this program for the development of new models, processes, and technologies to advance human needs.

Students who enroll in this program will learn how biological components interact on many size scales, how to understand the interplay of different interactions and networks, and how to form concrete models from complex data. Key discoveries are applied to the creation of complex synthetic architectures for mimicking cell-tissue interactions, programming metabolic and synthetic pathways to drive cell-mediated chemical production of fuels and chemicals, and developing smart, shape-shifting materials.

The program is powered by a curriculum of core and elective courses dedicated to principles of engineering biomolecules, cells, tissues, and systems. Students will work with established, world-class faculty performing innovative research in many areas, including:

  • Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, and Advanced Manufacturing.
  • New Tools and Technologies for Probing Systems.
  • Behavior of Biological Matter: Fluids, Tissues, and Materials.
  • Dynamics of Biomolecular Interactions.
  • Engineering Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Other Biomolecules

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester. Additional information about our program can be found on our department’s website.

Application fee waivers: Qualifying PhD applicants will have their application fees waived through November 15, 2022 if they meet the following qualifications. 1) U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, 2) Applicant is applying to Chemical Engineering PHD or Biological Engineering PHD at CU-Boulder, 3) Applying for Fall 2023 enrollment and 4) Applicant must have at least a 3.40 GPA from their accredited undergraduate institution.

We encourage applications from all Engineering disciplines, as well as Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry. Additionally, unlike many Bio-related Engineering programs, there is no entrance interview required and we will waive the application fee for outstanding domestic and international applicants. Details on our website.

Interested students may also contact our Graduate Program Advisor, Dominique de Vangel, with any questions (chbegrad@colorado.edu). For more information see attachments: ChBE Graduate Brochure and BIEN Flyer

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USC Master of Addiction Science

Master of Addiction Science (MAS) program. The MAS is a multi-disciplinary integrated degree, offering students the opportunity to gain perspectives in addiction science from instructors in Population and Public Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Social Work, Psychology, Neuroscience, Health Policy, Education, and Medicine.

What is IAS? IAS is the nation’s first university-wide transdisciplinary addiction science institute. The vision of IAS is to transform and unify the field of addiction science and substantially improve the lives of those touched by addiction. We aim to embody addiction science that breaks down silos that have historically separated addiction scholars in different disciplines. By bringing scholars together and providing an infrastructure to stimulate synergy and collaboration, the IAS advances its mission to generate transdisciplinary addiction research and education programs that promote discovery and dissemination of novel and impactful approaches to understanding, preventing, and treating addiction.

What is MAS? The USC Master of Addiction Science (MAS) is designed for students interested in transdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches to the study of addiction. We offer courses across multiple disciplines designed to expose students to an array of science and policy perspectives in addiction. By interacting with instructors and peers from a variety of disciplines and professions, students in the MAS program will obtain a broader and deeper understanding and set of skills that considers addiction from the ‘cell to society perspective.’ As such, MAS graduates are poised to take the knowledge and skills gained in the program back to their respective current or future professions to enhance interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration.

The USC MAS is a multi-school program, with course offerings within the USC Keck School of Medicine, the USC School of Pharmacy, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and in other departments across the university. The courses in the MAS program take a multi-layered approach, recognizing that addictive behaviors intersect with human biology and psychology and exist within a complex environment involving the healthcare system and various commercial-economic, political, cultural, and social forces. In addition to the foundational knowledge, specialized Clinical and Research Tracks within the MAS program are meant to optimize the bridging of careers in research, industry, and clinical settings.

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 cohort.  For more information on the Master of Addiction Science classes and curriculum, please visit the USC Catalogue.

The early admission deadline is February 1, 2023 and the final deadline is May 1, 2023 for Fall 2023 enrollment.

Students can apply to our program by visiting the USC Graduate Admissions portal. The Institute for Addiction Science is located at the bottom of the Keck School of Medicine program page.

Students can learn more about the work we do at the USC Institute for Addiction on our general website or by subscribing to our monthly Newsletter. For more information see attachments: IAS MAS Flyer and MAS Letter - Students

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