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,
books, 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
status report by August 1 every year.