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Guidance for Prospective Trainees


Applications for 2021-2022 will be accepted starting in June 2021. 


The Molecular Biophysics Training Program solicits nominations from Biophysics Preceptors in June each year for appointments that typically begin in September that year. In order to be appointed as a Biophysics Trainee, you need to be enrolled in one of the seven graduate programs, must work with a biophysics preceptor on a biophysics-related research topic, and must be in your second or third year of graduate study at the time of appointment. Please note that Northwestern is a welcoming environment for students with disabilities. For more details on the application/nomination process, please see this document. To access the IDP form for trainee nominations, please follow this link.

If you are not already a graduate student at Northwestern and are considering a career in biophysics, please visit the research and preceptors pages on this website, identify preceptor(s) you would like to work with, and apply to the graduate program to which the preceptor is affiliated. Follow the links below to initiate the application process (please visit the graduate programs page on the website to learn more about each program):

If you are an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience in biophysics, please apply to the following summer research programs:

Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to



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