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Funding Opportunities

All full-time students who have submitted complete applications by the application deadline are automatically considered for graduate assistantship (GA) funding. A GA will cover tuition costs and provide a competitive annual stipend. Funding for GA positions is available through the BME doctoral program, or from grant-funded projects. If accepted into the program, the Graduate Admissions Committee will provide applicants with information regarding any potential funding opportunities. Please be aware that offers of financial support are competitive.

Applicants are encouraged to contact BME faculty members who are doing work in areas that align with their own research interests and educational background about potential GA funding. Job announcements for specific grant-funded projects may also be posted below.

  • Ph.D Graduate Assistantship in Neural Engineering (faculty sponsor: Dr. Benjamin Johnson; start date: Fall 2022): The Integrated Bioelectronic Medicine Laboratory has an opening for a Ph.D. student researcher in the area of neural engineering for Fall 2022. The research focuses on the development of next-generation bioelectronic devices and therapies, so applicants with expertise in integrated circuit design, neuroscience, electrophysiology, machine learning, or biomedical devices will receive primary consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV to
  • Ph.D Graduate Assistantship in Stem Cell Structure and Potency (faculty sponsor: Dr. Gunes Uzer; start date: Fall 2022): The Mechanical Adaptations Laboratory is looking for aspiring future leaders of regenerative medicine and cell mechanobiology. This project will focus on understanding how physical activity affects stem cell structure and potency during functional loading. These findings will ultimately help improve clinical outcomes related to unloading related bone-loss and will shed light on the etiology of mechanically driven diseases such as hip dysplasia. This project will focus on developing and validation of experimental apparatus to apply mechanical signals to cells and tissue engineered constructs – an interest and aptitude towards building prototypes, setting up experimental apparatus and testing them will be ideal. Students will gain expertise in state-of-the-art technologies including live cell imaging, molecular biology, biomechanical testing, confocal microscopy, and bioreactor technology. Ph.D. students will have a chance to work with an excellent multidisciplinary team of scientists to answer fundamental questions about musculoskeletal health and tackle cutting edge engineering problems. Interested applicants are encouraged to sen their CV to