CBI Training faculty can nominate CBI Program Members for a Traineeship. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for NIH-funded Traineeships; additional UMass-funded Traineeships are also available. Trainee selection criteria include past performance (undergraduate institution and GPA, GRE scores), progress in the PhD program (grades and research productivity), and commitment to the CBI Program. Due to the limited number of available traineeships, selection is highly competitive.

All CBI trainees receive an annual bonus of $1,000. In addition, NIH-funded Trainees have funds allocated for travel grants and payment of student fees.

Trainee nominations are due annually on May 18, for Traineeships that typically begin in September. Interested students should join CBI as soon as possible and start following the curriculum. Current CBI Program Members should be sure to submit their annual CBI Member Progress Report by August 15 every year.