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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.

  • The Computational Biosciences Laboratory at Boise State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to pursue a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering. Start date is August 2023 (preferred) or January 2024. This is a fully-funded assistantship which covers tuition, health insurance, and a competitive stipend. Applicants should have strong interest in computational modeling and biological systems. The PhD student will develop a library of finite element models of the natural and implanted knee joint and validate these models against experimental data. The objective of the project is to develop data-driven computational models to understand the effect of surgical intervention on the joint. The student will also have the opportunity to work with members of the orthopaedic industry. If interested, please email a cover letter describing your experience and interest in this project (max 1 page), resume, and academic transcripts to clarefitzpatrick@boisestate.edu.
  • The Smart Materials and Systems Laboratory (https://www.boisestate.edu/coen-smsl/) has an opening for a Ph.D. student researcher for Spring or Fall 2023. The research focuses on additive manufacturing of smart materials, such as shape memory polymers, magnetostrictive materials, or piezoelectric materials. In collaboration with three NASA centers, the student will have the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art in-spacing manufacturing techniques to prototype next-generation sensors (including biosensors) that could support future deep-space exploration missions. Applicants with experience in 3D printing, nanotechnology, electrical circuit design, microstructural characterization (e.g., SEM, TEM, EBSD, XRD), microcontroller coding, or thermomechanical testing will receive primary consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV to¬†zhangxiandeng@boisestate.edu.