Fellowships and Research Awards

The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute is deeply committed to educating and training the next generation of scientists in multidisciplinary approaches to research.

Students working with CLP faculty are exposed to a unique approach to scientific research that employs a wide variety of tools, methodology and ideas that traditionally have been segregated within discrete disciplines. This exposure helps to prepare them to approach critical problems in biomedical and biophysical arenas with a broad perspective and innovative research strategies.

The Institute has a variety of programs for training and education, including:

  • Seminars, symposia and workshops that bring together scientists from multiple disciplines.
  • New curricula for undergraduate and graduate student workshops and courses in the instrumentation, methodology and approaches of multi-disciplinary scientific research.
  • The “CLP Tea"; a monthly gathering of Institute faculty, students, postdocs, research assistants, and technicians to discuss their work and develop new collaborations in a relaxed and informal setting.
  • Collaboration with organizations such as the American Undergraduate Research Society (AURS) to offer support for undergraduates and provide them with an opportunity to share their research ideas and accomplishments.
  • Research fellowship programs for undergraduates.
  • Partners with community outreach programs such as the “Saturday Oncofertility Academy” to expose young women from Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago to careers in science.