Structural Biology Fellowship

SBMB Fellowship Program

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The Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) was awarded a grant by the US Department of Education for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Program


Graduate training in structural biology and molecular biophysics (SBMB) is available through the University of Nebraska Medical Center. SBMB applies the principles and techniques of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and mathematics to elucidate the governing forces and structures of biological macromolecules, supra-molecular structures, organelles and cells. State-of-the-art facilities for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-ray crystallography, thermodynamics, atomic force microscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, surface plasmon resonance, light scattering and mass spectroscopy are available. These are the tools necessary to achieve cutting-edge advances in discovery. 

The overall GAANN project goal is to provide a diverse group of doctoral candidates with the training needed to develop as independent investigators in SBMB. They will become professors who lead successful research programs and will pass on their training by effectively recruiting and mentoring their own students. 

Traditionally underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.


The SBMB training program seeks individuals who:

  • Are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Have a financial need;
  • Have been admitted to a Graduate Program at UNMC;
  • Have a strong background in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and/or mathematics;
  • Are not ineligible to receive assistance under 34 CFR 75.60.

Compensation Package

  • Annual cost of living allowance;
  • Paid tuition;
  • Additional funds are available for books, travel to professional conferences, computer equipment and other educational/research expenses.