BUILD Fellows Research Training Program
If you have have been participating in mentored research for at least one year, will be graduating in one year, and will be applying to enter PhD programs in health research careers in the Fall of next year at the time of the application, you can apply to the one-year-long BUILD Fellows research training program that begins in June. BUILD Fellows receive hands-on research training with a BUILD Faculty Mentor and have the following training requirements.
- Past research experience (at least one semester)
- Graduation date is set for Spring or Summer 2020
- One 3-unit research methods course required during the year
- Must take the GRE exam by the end of Summer 2019
- Enroll in BUILD Learning Community (1-unit) Seminar each semester (meets on Friday before 11:00 am)
- Applying to Ph.D. programs in the Fall of 2019
Training Activities and Components
⇒ Summer Research
BUILD Fellows participate in intensive summer research training. In the summer before their year in the program, they work with their BUILD Faculty Mentors full time (up to 34 hours/week), in addition to attending an 8-week Summer Learning Community (Summer Undergraduate Research Gateway to Excellence) from June to July.
⇒ Faculty-mentored Research
During the semester, BUILD Fellows will continue to work on research with the BUILD Faculty Mentor. Trainees are expected to spend on average 15 research hours per week during the semester.
⇒ BUILD Learning Community Seminar
BUILD Fellows are required to enroll in a 1-unit Learning Community Seminar (UNIV 495) in each semester (no exceptions). If mandatory course conflicts arise, arrangements can be made for students to make up the work in GA office hours.
⇒ BUILD Research Curriculum
BUILD Fellows are required to take ONE of the 3-unit courses listed in this PDF during the 1-year program.
⇒ Responsible Conduct of Research
BUILD Fellows are required to complete online and face-to-face training in Responsible Conduct of Research.
⇒ BUILD Research Colloquium Attendance
BUILD Fellows are required to attend two BUILD Research Colloquium talks in each semester.
⇒ GRE Preparation
BUILD Fellows are offered GRE workshops and preparation support.
⇒ Professional Conference Travel
BUILD Fellows are expected to attend either the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) or professional conference designated by the Research Mentor during the year to present their research. Travel support is available from BUILD.
Interested in becoming a BUILD Fellow?
Complete this Application Form.
Apply for the Fellows Program
The Fellows applications for BUILD, MARC U*STAR and RISE are
now open. They will close on March 1, 2019.