Faculty/CBI Trainee Requirements

Nominations and applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Dear Training Faculty,
As you know, our training program has been renewed for an additional 1 year (until 6/30/14). We will have five trainee slots available for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year. I am now contacting you to encourage you to consider your nomination of a second (or third) year graduate student that you feel would be appropriate to participate in our program and be supported from 9/1/13-8/31/14.

For those students that you wish to nominate for the next academic year (2013-2014), you will need to send the following information directly to Erik Benson no later than JUNE 10, 2013 for appointments beginning Sept 1st, 2013.

2013-2014 Call For Nominations (pdf) -This will explain what is required and when

Faculty Guidelines for Student Nomination (pdf)
Student Guidelines for Trainee Requirements (pdf)

Please send this information as an electronic copy to Erik Benson in the Chemistry Department.

After receiving the student nominations, a Selection Committee will convene who will set a date to interview potential trainees. The Selection Committee then choses the top candidate(s), and provides that information to the Program Committee, who ultimately decides who will be chosen as the recipient(s) of the CBI TP Award. It is my expectation that trainees will be appointed for a 12-month period, with the potential to extend the period of support for an additional 12 months, providing the trainee is in good standing and making progress within the CBI Program.

I encourage faculty from all of our parent programs to submit nominations. We are striving to develop a diverse group of trainees, with expertise across the Chemistry/Biology Interface. We also strongly encourage you to consider nominating students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

Best regards,


For more information about the CBI Training Grant E-mail: CBI.Gen.Info@umich.edu