Biology Fellows Program

Biology Fellows Program (BFP) 

There will NOT be a Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 Program. BFP is on hiatus until further notice.

The Biology Fellows Program (BFP) is a semester-long program open to all UC Berkeley students that provides financial support for students doing research, as well as seminars and professional development workshops on biological research-related topics.

BFP provides stipends for research opportunities in the biological sciences for undergraduates whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The program seeks to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups and women doing research. However, all qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply and will be considered equally.

The program also seeks to enhance interaction among the peer group of undergraduate researchers through faculty seminars, professional development workshops, and by students organizing and putting on an Undergraduate Research Symposium where they will also present their research.

This program is supported from a grant to U.C. Berkeley from the generous support of a U.C. Berkeley Alumna, Nancy Olson, whose own undergraduate education was pivotal to her professional development.

The 2014 Summer Program is from May 27 - August 1. 

Before completing the online application, please review the Application Information Sheet

If you have any questions, please see our BFP Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

For further information, please contact Corey Welch, Ph.D. at (510) 643-3866.