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Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program

The Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program initiated in 1996 and has been continuously supported by an MBRS-IMSD (Minority Biomedical Research Support – Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science.

The goal of the program is to increase diversity among students pursuing Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Supported by funding from MBRS-IMSD, the program is open to U.S. students and permanent residents from all cultures and backgrounds who are interested in the advancement of underrepresented groups in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) at the University of Maryland Baltimore enjoys a thriving partnership with the UMBC Meyerhoff program. In additional to receiving the same, outstanding financial support package enjoyed by all of our students, those in the UMB Meyerhoff Program participate in a wide range of personal and career development workshops and retreats. The Summer Bridge Program provides students with the opportunity to strengthen their foundational knowledge set and skills through an eight week, paid summer bridge program. Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow also benefit from a closely knit and able support group comprised of faculty mentors, staff and of course other student scholars. GPILS currently has fifty PhD students participating in the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program.

Applicants still apply directly to their academic program of choice but are encouraged to communicate any interest they have in participating in the Meyerhoff Program. We are proactive in our applicant selection, too.

The Meyerhoff program works closely with our graduate program staff and Meyerhoff Program leadership to help recruit exceptional students to this program. Please don't hesitate to contact Associate Director, Justine Johnson with any questions that you have regarding this program. They are always happy to hear from prospective students!

Also, be sure to see the FAQ regarding the Meyerhoff Program.