Funding & Programs

Explore the educational programs and student funding opportunities available at the LSI.

For Graduate Students

The U-M Program in Chemical Biology is an interdepartmental degree program through the Rackham Graduate School. It offers a doctoral program in Chemical Biology and a master's program in Cancer Chemical Biology. The program is administrated by the LSI and directed by LSI faculty member Alison Nayaran.

For Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows

The David and Michelle Kroin Family Scholarship Fund was created to enrich the LSI experience for young scientists. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows may apply to attend one scientific conference (including virtual conferences) each fiscal year. Funds may be used to cover meeting registration and travel expenses up to $500.

LSI Cubed promotes cross-lab collaboration and provides an opportunity for LSI trainees to lead a research project by funding “cubes” of two to three researchers from at least two labs.

Each year, the LSI will fund selected projects up to $10,000 for supplies and equipment to carry out the proposed research.

Teams can include two to three graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, research investigators and/or research staff, but must be led by an LSI trainee. A letter of support from a faculty mentor is required for each proposal.

For Postdoctoral Fellows

Maize block M with blue text below: Michigan Pioneer Fellows Program, University of Michigan

The Michigan Pioneer Fellows program comprises a unique, multidisciplinary community of scholars, and provides mentorship focused on nurturing and launching truly innovative scientists into groundbreaking careers. This partnership between the LSI, Medical School, College of Pharmacy and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts offers a generous stipend, strong mentorship and skill-building to prepare researchers for independent careers.

The David and Meredith Kaplan Michigan-Israel Visiting Scholars program stimulates research in life sciences by supporting one or more researchers from U-M at the Weizmann Institute of Sciences or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Israel — or supporting researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Sciences or the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at U-M. The initial focus of the program is to support the researchers for three to six months for research, including travel and stipend costs, to advance collaborative projects related to natural products drug discovery.

For Undergraduate Students

Each year, undergraduate students from across Michigan are invited to apply to spend 10 weeks working with mentors in our state-of-the-art laboratories, getting hands-on immersive experience in basic science research. Fellows receive a stipend and housing support.

The Rosen Fellows program provides need-based support to undergraduate students working in LSI labs, with a preference for students placed through the U-M Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Support is available during the summer.

For High School Students & Undergraduate Students

Aspirnaut student conducting research
An Aspirnaut student works on her summer research project in the Ginsburg lab.

This internship program is an opportunity for high school students from under-resourced communities to immerse themselves in a hands-on research experience. For students driven by a curiosity about the life sciences, we provide an ideal six-week exposure in the exciting world of scientific research.

Get Involved

Donors who are passionate about science, and interested in helping future generations of scientists can make a difference through their support of these and other educational programs.