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The Gateway to Research Careers in Science: Biology Program

 

Faculty-Student Collaboration in Biological Research

The Gateway to Research Careers in Science: Biology program is a merit-based scholarship and research program which supports and motivates students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the biological sciences, to prepare them for graduate school and research-based careers as biological scientists. Originally called Gateway to Graduate School in Biology, it was funded from 2010-2013 by the National Science Foundation through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (NSF-DEB 0933977). It is now funded by TCNJ. The core of the Gateway:Biology program is four years of intensive research mentoring by the TCNJ Biology faculty, combined with a range of supportive programmatic activities. Qualified prospective students who are accepted into the Biology major will be invited to apply.

GGSB Group Fall 2013 Program Highlights:

  • A four-year academic scholarship
  • First-year research experiences in mini-rotations among different faculty-student research labs, to explore everything from ecology to physiology to molecular biology.
  • Sustained research in one lab group over six semesters, for academic credit.
  • Program benefits worth approximately $10,000 per student (in addition to the scholarship), including:
    • A full-time, paid research experience during one summer.
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep course.
    • Funding for research supplies
    • Travel to professional, scientific conferences
    • Skills training for graduate school and research-based job applications
    • Community-building activities and peer mentoring
    • field trips to visit research universities and industries

Program Overview

Students, Past and Present

Faculty Mentors and Labs

News

Contact Information  

For more information about Gateway to Research Careers in Science: Biology (formerly Gateway to Graduate School in Biology, or GGSB), contact
Dr. Janet Morrison
Professor and Chair of Biology
Director of Gateway:Biology
ggsb@tcnj.edu
609-771-2371 or 2356

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