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Apply to the Chemical Biology Ph.D. Program!
Regardless of the program or division you are interested in joining in Chemistry at UW-Madison, only one application to the Department of Chemistry is required to be considered for the Ph.D. program. Once you have been accepted to the department, you have the freedom to switch programs/divisions, so you are not locked-in to the interest area that you indicated on your initial application. For more information on how to apply, see the Chemistry Department's Admission Guide.
Training Grant Opportunities/Fellowships
UW-Madison has the largest number of NIH-funded graduate traineeships in the US. Qualified students can be nominated prior to or during their first or second years for these prestigious graduate fellowships that include interdepartmental training at the Chemistry-Biology Interface and in Biotechnology, Molecular Biophysics, Bioinformatics, and Genomic Sciences, among others. These programs provide unparalleled interdisciplinary training opportunities for students and encourage participation in seminar courses and off-campus summer internships. There is a large biological community at UW-Madison outside of the Chemistry Department that is actively involved in these training grant programs, including faculty from Biochemistry, Bacteriology, and Chemical & Biological Engineering along with the Medical School and School of Pharmacy. Students who are accepted into the Chemistry graduate program can join any of these laboratories but must be co-advised by a faculty member with an appointment in the Chemistry Department.
Further information on these training grant programs and the faculty currently involved can be found at the following websites: