Postbac Program in Target Discovery
"As we transform human health through new discoveries, we simultaneously seek to contribute to the transformation of the biomedical workforce by increasing the diversity of highly skilled scientists in the pipeline."
Read more from Directors Carolyn Bertozzi and Chaitan Khosla about their mission to diversify trainees in biomedical PhD programs
Diversifying academia through target discovery
The ChEM-H/IMA Postbaccalaureate Program in Target Discovery is a two-year, paid internship aimed at preparing recent college graduates to apply for PhD programs in the sciences. Interns will be paired with a Stanford graduate student or postdoctoral scholar mentor in a faculty member's lab and work independently on a project related to drug discovery.
Central to the program's mission is diversifying the pool of admitted students at the most competitive PhD programs. We know access to research opportunities and other resources to prepare students for grad school is irrefutably inequitable in the current academic landscape and we hope to help level the playing field for our interns.
Applications are now open for Fall 2021!
Are you a current Stanford graduate student, postdoc, or faculty member passionate about diversifying the sciences and interested in translational human health research? Learn more and apply here to become a mentor!