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Diversity Fellows Program




Our program aims to support folks in groups that are historically excluded from STEM as they prepare their applications to any biology graduate program.

Curated resources below are available to everyone. Additional mentorship is available to folks on the axes of diversity. Folks on the axes of diversity include Black, Indigenous, and other folks of color, people with disability, LGBTQIA+ individuals, undocumented, and first-generation folks. We are excited to be part of your journey to graduate program!

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Diversity Fellows Program Steps


Step 1: Consider Graduate School

Please complete pre-workshop survey.

Before you engage with our materials, please consider filling out the following survey


So you're considering graduate school?


Step 2: Highlight You On The Application

Crafting Your CV

Writing your Personal Statement

Additional Resources

Folks on the axes of diversity can receive personal mentorship on your CV and personal statement draft. Profiles of mentors can be found here:

 Mentor Profiles

Review of application drafts are first-come-first-serve. We are ready to receive your drafts between October 5th and November 5th, 2021. We plan to provide feedback 2 weeks after your submission, at the latest.

Drafts may be submitted here:

 Submit Draft

Step 3: Shine At Your Interview

Securing Interviews

Interviewing Skills

Example Interviews

Additional Resources

Folks who identify on the axes of diversity have the opportunity to schedule a mock interview with a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow from the School of Biological Sciences.

Mock Interview Will Be Open Soon

30-minute interview slots are limited, and are first-come-first-serve. Mock interview slots are between January 10th and January 21st, 2021. The sign up will be open in December.

Step 4: Identify Graduate Resources

Community building is important. We all need support during our graduate education. Below is a small slice of resources on our campus.

On-Campus Resources

Graduate on campus Resources

Outdoors Exploring

Outdoor Adventures Resources

Community As A Resource

Community is a reliable source of inspiration and support. Our Slack channel is a safe space for folks on the axes of diversity to find and share additional resources, mentorship, and camaraderie. When a resource is missing, our community can step in!

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