BioCoRE Graduate Scholars are paid a full stipend for the month of August prior to their first year of graduate school. Early Start kicks off with the Annual North Carolina Biosciences Collaborative Symposium (typically last week in July), where the new BioCoRE Scholars are introduced to the scientific community. Scholars then engage in laboratory research, community building activities and career development activities to faciliate a smooth transition to Graduate School. BioCoRE works closely with all involved graduate programs to make sure we complement orientation and other activities of the graduate programs.
Finding a research lab for Early Start
Many departments/programs utilize rotations in the first year – in this case, you will communicate with your Director of Graduate Studies as you find a lab of interest. As a BioCoRE Graduate Scholar you will either do an extended first rotation (August through part of the fall semester) or a separate rotation only for the month of August. If you applied to enter a specific lab, you will need permission from the lab mentor to begin in August.