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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


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Ph.D. Course and Funding at Freie Universität Berlin

Ph.D. students are invited to take advantage of an opportunity to study at Freie Universität Berlin for 3-6 months starting in October. An application to study abroad for a semester is available through Erasmus+, along with free tuition. Applications for 5 available exchange spots are due May 31. These spots also come with monthly living stipends (€800/month) and local travel allowances (€1100). Freie Universität Berlin

Application Deadline: May 31

Visa Requirements: Entry visa requirements vary by citizenship; all international students must apply for residence permits.

Program Dates: Starting in October, continuing 3-6 months

Mandatory Expenses: All students must have comprehensive health insurance valid in Germany and pay non-university “social fees” of €250/semester (which provides a ticket for public transportation throughout Berlin for the semester).

Allowances: Monthly stipend (€800/month) and local travel allowance (€1100)

Apply with their application form. All required materials and more details are available on their website.


Management Training Course for the Biotech Industry

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute, is offering a one-week intensive management training course from July 11-16 at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. This course will accommodate 50 graduate students and postdocs (international and domestic). The course registration fee is $300, with an additional, optional accommodations package of $500.

The course will introduce Ph.D. scientists to the skills they need to thrive in industry and will expose them to the culture, organizational structures, and practices of life science companies through MBA-style case-based classroom experiences, networking, professional development workshops, and a team-based project. They will learn how academic science is commercialized and gain insight into the way industry views scientific research. The course is designed for advanced graduate students with at least three years of research experience and for postdocs.

Eligibility: Postdocs and Ph.D. students with at least 3 years' research experience; both international and US students are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: April 15

Program Dates: July 11-16

Program Fees: $300; accommodations (optional) are an additional $500.

Where: Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA

Apply online here.