Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry Cal State LA

Last Updated: September 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST

[NEW] Weekly Zoom Study Session for Graduate Students

Come and do your homework with other chemistry graduate students. Meet new people and develop a sense of community at Cal State LA! 

Every Thursday on Zoom from 10 AM to 11 AM. Starts on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10 AM.

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Topic: Weekly Study Session for Master's Students in the CBC at Cal State LA
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Funding Opportunities

Need help paying for your degree? Need funding to conduct research and complete your thesis? Need money to attend or present at conferences? Check out some resources that you can apply for to pay for your academic expenses! Please feel free to add to this list of funding opportunities by emailing your suggestions to the CBC Master's Student Liason.

Links & Resources

Off-Campus Programs

Source Program About Due Date Eligibility
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)

The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Varies by Field (usually mid-late October)

To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria by the application deadline:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • Intend to enroll or be enrolled in a research-based master’s or doctoral degree  program in an eligible Field of Study in STEM or STEM education
  • Have never previously accepted a Graduate Research Fellowship
  • If previously offered a Graduate Research Fellowship, have declined by the acceptance deadline 
  • Have never previously applied to GRFP while enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Have never earned a doctoral or terminal degree in any field
  • Have never earned a master’s or professional degree in any field, or completed more than one academic year in a graduate degree-granting program, unless (i) returning to graduate study after an interruption of two or more consecutive years immediately preceding the application deadline, and; (ii) not enrolled in a graduate degree program at the application deadline
  • Not be a current NSF employee

On-Campus Programs

Program About Due Date  Eligibility
RISE MS-to-PhD Program      
Bridges to the Doctorate Program      

Health & Well-Being

Mental Health

A scientific career is mentally demanding and tiring. As research students, our busy days are filled with difficult, tiresome classes, back-to-back meetings, and long hours in the laboratory and on the bench. It is important for practicing scientists to recognize the effect of stress on their mental health and to practice good habits to maintain their emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cal State LA provides mental health services for your personal growth and psychological wellness.

Physical Health & Fitness

Likewise, sitting in a classroom or laboratory all day can have negative consequences on our bodies. The Xtreme Fitness Center at Cal State LA is a wonderful resource for current students to maintain and improve their physical health. 

Current Events for Master's Students

Upcoming and past events for Master's Students in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Club

Last Updated: September 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM PST

[NEW] Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 10 AM: First Day of Weekly Zoom Study Session

[Rescheduled] Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 10 AM: First Day of Weekly Zoom Study Session

Mon, Aug 24, 2020 (All Day): First Day of Fall 2020 Semester

Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 03 PM: Back to School Zoom Social