The program is open to graduate students from across the UNC campus in any PhD program. This is not a PhD granting program, rather a supplement to existing PhD programs, offering a BD2K certificate from the Graduate School.
The application process for participation is low threshold, with open enrollment:
Graduate Students: email Dr. Forest (email@example.com), Dr. Kosorok (firstname.lastname@example.org), Betsy Seagroves (email@example.com), and your faculty adviser; include a brief summary of your background (PhD program, courses taken, research experience) and your interest in the BD2K graduate training program.
Faculty mentors: email Dr. Forest (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr. Kosorok (email@example.com), and Betsy Seagroves (firstname.lastname@example.org); include a brief rationale (e.g., seeking a tri-domain collaboration, to offer modules, have PhD advisees participate, offer trainee rotations), and an updated NIH Biosketch.