Benefits of Being a CCBM Scholar:
- Eligibility to become a CCBM Fellow (a renewable semester by semester GSR equivalent fellowship, and open to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and permanent residents, as per NSF CREST funding requirements). CCBM Fellows will be selected from the pool of CCBM Scholars based on their applications.
- Ability to request funds for research-related materials/supplies as authorized by CCBM leadership and PIs. With a NEW funding model (details to be announced later), amounts provided for materials/supplies will be competitive, of a significantly higher funding level, and with fewer proposals accepted. The application process for lab-related materials/supplies funds will be open to all CCBM Scholars.
- Involvement in our new IB3 (Interdisciplinary Biophysical sciences, Biomaterials, Biotechnology) graduate emphasis program: more information
- First priority access to 2-week hands-on training modules in Imaging/Spectroscopy, NanoBiofabrication, and Scientific Computing each summer.
- Participation in all center activities including center thrust meetings, professional development, networking, events, outreach, etc.
- Mentoring opportunities in CCBM-led undergraduate research programs and other programs for undergraduates and high school students.
CCBM Fellows should ideally have the in-depth disciplinary knowledge as well as the versatility needed to cross disciplinary boundaries and the ability to do team science in an interdisciplinary environment. The following training requirements were put together with the intention of giving all CCBM fellows a common grounding in basic techniques and skills from multiple disciplines that are important in the biophysical sciences, biomaterials and biotechnology.