How to Apply

To qualify, doctoral students must be mentored by a BWF-CHIP faculty member. If your UCLA faculty mentor is not yet a BWF-CHIP faculty member and would like to join, please have them visit our Faculty page for more information.

Deadline: The training program only accepts applications from current UCLA PhD students. We accept applications throughout the academic year, based on our programmatic needs and funding availability. The deadline for submissions to be funded in fall will be announced to affiliate members every year; usually it is in April/May for Fall quarter funding.

Deadline for submissions for the 2018-2019 academic year is on May 31, 2019

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Applications will be reviewed by the directors. Candidates who advance past the review process will interview with co-directors Drs. Beate Ritz and Tom Drake for further evaluation and a final decision are in collaboration with our steering committee.

Application Items:

  1. Letter of nomination/recommendation by BWF-CHIP faculty member.
  2. Application Essays
    • a. Career aspirations
    • b. Research interest
    • c. Value of this program in relation to your goals
  3. Summary Sheet
  4. Undergraduate Transcripts
  5. Graduate Transcripts
  6. GRE, MCAT or USMLE scores (photocopy of official form)
  7. Curriculum Vitae
  8. Copies of Abstracts, Reprints and Manuscripts (if applicable)

Application Essays consists of a short essay describing your career aspirations, research interest, and the importance of this program's training in helping you accomplish the above. The essay should be no longer than 2 pages, single-spaced, ARIAL size 11 font, 1 inch margins.

Applicant name (LAST, FIRST) should be on the upper right-hand corner of ALL PAGES in the application.

For questions: Irish del Rosario