RICE BIOENGINEERING PhD PROGRAM

Training Grants & Fellowships

Rice Bioengineering collaborates with research centers and institutes at Rice University and the Texas Medical Center to provide a number of training grants and fellowships that offer unique opportunities, interdisciplinary seminars, lab resources, and professional development opportunities.

All PhD students in the program are supported by competitive stipends through a range of fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships. In addition, tuition for PhD students is waived.

Students also may apply for competitive fellowships in graduate training programs administered at Rice. To provide PhD students time to learn about ongoing research in the department and to select their thesis adviser, we are pleased to offer stipend support for the first semester. The PhD students are supported thereafter through their adviser’s research grants or competitive fellowships.

MDACC-Rice T32 Program

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Rice University offer a fellowship in Translational Cancer Nanotechnology. The program, which is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, provides young talented scientists with an intensive two-year research experience and training in cancer nanotechnology that is based on a close collaboration between UT MD Anderson and Rice.

The program is geared toward scientists who aim to pursue integrated, translational research that is focused on advancing promising new nanotechnology-based diagnostics and therapeutics to improve cancer care. Therefore, the training will emphasize understanding of biological and clinical needs in development of new technologies and in modification of existing technologies in nanoscience. Each fellow will be co-mentored by two program faculty - one from UT MD Anderson and one from Rice.

Detailed information and the application can be found at: www.mdanderson.org/nanotechT32

The Keck Center

The Keck Center is the training arm of the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC). The organization is an inter-institutional collaboration of basic and translational scientists, researchers, clinicians and students in the quantitative biomedical sciences who help advance scientific progress through participation in joint training and research programs, utilization of shared equipment and core facilities, and the exchange of scientific knowledge.

The organization’s programs and core facilities are supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), John S. Dunn Foundation, and its member institutions.

Partner institutions include: Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Institute of Biosciences & Technology at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

The Keck Center offers pre- and postdoctoral trainees with several avenues for training, mentorship, and interaction with faculty leaders as they work on interdisciplinary bioscience research problems.