Graduate Training Opportunities

National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)

The University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences has four T32 graduate training grants:

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Grant in network biology

Graduate students in the Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks (COMBINE) program learn to marry physics-style quantitative modeling with data processing, analysis and visualization methods from computer science to gain deeper insights into the principles governing living systems. [Read the UMD announcement]

NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research

This partnership aims to bring together the expertise and resources in the mathematical sciences, physical sciences and engineering at the University of Maryland, with basic, clinical and translational research expertise of the National Cancer Institute/Center for Cancer Research to solve the most pressing problems in cancer research. [Learn more]

U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) doctoral fellowships

These fellowships aim to strengthen and formalize the university’s “mathematics in biology” graduate training program. Responding to the national need for scholars and teachers in the biological sciences who are also broadly trained in mathematics and quantitative approaches, the students receive enhanced opportunities to develop mathematical skill sets relevant to their research interests in the life sciences; extensive, formal training in biological and mathematical pedagogy provided by the university’s teaching and learning transformation center; and supervised teaching experiences at the intersection of mathematics and biology. [To learn more, contact Department of Biology Chair William Fagan]