UMass Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering


News & Events

Graduate School Offers Industry-Academic Grants

To help prepare STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for careers beyond the academy, the Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD) is seeking to expand access to industrial research opportunities for these groups. In keeping with this goal, OPD has launched a grant program for UMass faculty interested in pursuing industry-academic research projects that provide significant research and mentoring experiences in the private sector for STEM graduate students or postdoctoral researchers. The program will award up to 5 UMass faculty members a maximum of $25,000 each to support this work. Priority deadline is August 31st. Additional information can be found in the application.

Student Training Grants

Each ICE IGERT Student Training Grant provides up to $750 to support an interdisciplinary professional development activity in the field of cellular engineering. Students have used these awards to present their research at conferences, attend professional workshops, perform research "externships" in collaborator labs, and establish new research collaborations/projects. For detailed instructions and tips for getting your proposals funded, please read the application. As a reminder, ALL ICE IGERT members (including associates, domestic and international) are eligible to apply! Applications are accepted Feb 1st, June 1st and Oct 1st. If you have any questions, contact Professor Roberts.

ICE IGERT welcomes new trainees in 2013!

Chelsea Marcho, Molecular & Cellular Biology (Mager Lab)
Katrina Rieger, Chemical Engineering (Schiffman Lab)


University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003