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Applications for the 2023-2024 C-GEM PREP program are currently closed. Sign up to be notified when our 2024-5 application launches!


The objective of C-GEM’s Postbaccalaureate Research Experience Program (PREP) is to broaden participation of historically excluded groups in chemistry. The C-GEM PREP program is a one-year research intensive experience for students who have completed (or will complete prior to the program) a Bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a PhD in chemistry or a related discipline. The fellowship consists of 75% research in a C-GEM faculty member’s lab and 25% professional development to support participants through the graduate school application process.

Program details:

  • 1 year full-time program based at UC Berkeley
  • Intensive independent research experience in a C-GEM lab
  • Professional development workshops
  • Support during the graduate school application process
  • Full stipend ($31,000+) and benefits for the duration of the fellowship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Graduated or in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline, from an accredited U.S. college or university, no more than 36 months prior to applying to PREP, and are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
  • Will apply to a chemistry (or related) PhD program during the PREP year
  • Individuals from groups historically or currently excluded in chemistry are especially encouraged to apply.