Graduate Student Opportunities


The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) application deadline is approaching (February 9, 2019). The ITiMS program offers mentorship and financial support to University of Michigan doctoral students exploring the burgeoning field of microbiome studies. We aim to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental health.


The scholarship was established to recognize the importance of soil biology and the understanding of soil, plant, and microbial interactions, and of nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems.

Faculty, Graduate, Postdoctoral

San Francisco, CA – uBiome, the leading microbial genomics company, is offering talented researchers with big ideas a grant of up to $100,000 of microbiome sampling kits and full 16S laboratory analysis. The goal is to fast-track a study with the greatest potential to affect human health and well-being. The winner will also have access to their own dashboard, enabling them to view and compare the results of their study, as well as being able to download raw data to analyze in any way they like.


Abstract -  The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is dedicated to fostering the development of the next generation of environmental scientists through an active fellowship and internship program with an international scope. The applicant must submit a detailed… more »

Application Due Date: Dec. 01, 2015

Amount: The term is 3 to 12 months with annual stipend of $32,500 plus allowances.