Graduate Students

Graduate (PhD) Applicants

Fellowship Applications

(Note that all students in the Crawford Lab will write a fellowship application at some point during their time in the lab). 

Prospective students (or current new students) who wish to apply for fellowships early on: 

Graduate students in our program are fully funded through a combination of the program (department/college), graduate teaching assistant (TA) positions, training grants (Biochemistry's MMOD), and lab funding (grants to Dr. Crawford).

Prospective or new students who wish to apply for their own individual fellowships, however, are more than welcome (and these are great for your personal career development and demonstrate a competitive advantage for later stages). These funds will support your stipend and research funding will remain supported by Dr. Crawford. 

Options could include (but aren't limited to): 

We are more than happy to support your application to these programs. Please contact Dr. Crawford directly at least 3 months prior to your deadline to discuss options and get the assistance you need to be competitive. 

How to apply (for graduate students):

All graduate students must be admitted to a UNL graduate program before joining the lab. There is no direct admission program for my lab.

Our home department is Biochemistry. More information about the program can be found on the Department of Biocehmistry Grad Program page

The application deadline for Biochemistry is December 1, 2023.

Application requires: 

Note: the GRE is not required.

All applicants will undergo an initial round of screening and selected candidates invited to a visit weekend (typically early February, with/without a virtual option - depending on health restrictions and/or travel options). 

Acceptance letters will be sent end of February/early March and program acceptance is due April 15. 

All admitted students in Biochemistry will complete 2-3 research lab rotations during their first semester (in parallel with coursework) before selecting their home lab for their degree. 

All students receive 

We also can support students and have projects in the lab appropriate for affiliated UNL graduate studies programs including Biological Sciences and Complex Biosystems. Support through these programs is comparable to Biochemistry, but specific details can be found on the appropriate pages linked above.

If you have questions about the program or research that are not addressed with these resources, please feel free to reach out directly. 

Helpful (general) information and links on how to apply to graduate school

(note that these are opinions only and do not reflect an official UNL point of view nor guarantee acceptance into programs, use at your own discretion)