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Petri Dishes


The application for appointment to CMBD requires certain documentation. Preparation of the application can begin once you have chosen a thesis mentor. Applications are open for submission beginning June 1st each year and the deadline for submission is July 1st.

Before applying to the CMBD Program, please read the CMBD Handbook for trainees and see whether the Program is the right fit for you and whether you can meet the expectations of the Program.

To apply to the CMBD Program, please prepare the following:

  1. A CV, including information on your undergraduate and graduate educational background (include a list of relevant undergraduate and graduate courses), research experience, research papers published or in press, and posters or talk presentations given.

  2. A one-page description of your thesis research. Include the significance of the research, background, the aims of the thesis research, approaches to be taken, and results as applicable.

  3. A paragraph stating your motivations and goals for participating in the CMBD Program.

  4. A completed individual development plan (IDP). Use the following IDP Online Tool. Complete the exercises, explore the career paths, and set  strategic goals for the coming year and beyond. Once complete, review the plan with your thesis mentor before uploading it into the CMBD application portal.

  5. A letter of recommendation from your thesis mentor. This will be uploaded by the advisor directly into the application portal using an emailed link which is generated upon application submission. 

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