Eligibility and Selection

The NIGMS IMSD program at Cornell targets historically underserved and and underrepresented students in eleven basic science Ph.D. graduate programs. These groups include US citizens or permanent residents who are African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American, natives of the US Pacific Islands, and deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) students.

Please note that students do not apply to the Cornell IMSD program. Rather, the graduate programs identify and nominate newly admitted students who qualify for the program. Final selections are confirmed by the IMSD faculty advisory committee. Three first-year students are selected each year.