We welcome prospective students and post docs!

Prospective post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students should feel free to contact Manuel Kleiner directly to discuss openings and possible research projects. Please also consult the list of funding opportunities below.

Undergraduate students interested in a research project should express interest by emailing a CV and brief statement of interest to Manuel Kleiner.

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The following graduate programs represent good fits for our lab:

Functional Genomics
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Plant Biology

Below are links for funding opportunities and courses for graduate students and postdocs:

General Overview of Funding Opportunities and Tips
From tips on how to write grants, to guides to the NIH, to useful websites, Science Magazine has compiled a list of resources available at their Where to Search for Funding page.

Funding opportunities for Graduate Students
Below is a list of fellowships that are available for graduate studies (though there are new opportunities all the time, so doing your own search on the web is a good idea). These fellowships can be awarded prior to entry into a Ph.D. program, and usually pay part of the total cost of tuition and stipend for a fixed period of time. The balance of the support is picked up by the Lab’s research grants. For helpful advice on applying for graduate fellowships, please visit The Chronical of Higher Education’s “How to Win a Graduate Fellowship.”

NCSU Graduate School Overview of Fellowships
Fulbright Foreign Student Program For international students to come to the US
American Association of University Women
Chateaubriand Science Fellowship  research in France
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program  US citizens only
Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships  US citizens only
Ford Foundation  US citizens pursuing doctorates only; for minorities, dissertation fellowship and predoctoral fellowships available
Hertz Foundation  US citizens only
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program  new post-doctorates from underrepresented groups
Johns Hopkins University Overview of Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
NASA opportunities available for post-doctorates, graduates, and undergraduates
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (DoD)  US citizens only
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships  US citizens only
Robert D. Watkins Graduate Fellowship  US citizens only
Scholarships and Grants for Black and African-American Students

Recommended Summer Grad Courses Elsewhere
These are ideal early grad school summer experiences for the interested student.

CMOP Undergraduate Interships  Center of Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, Oregon Health & Science University
Hopkins Microbiology Course  Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Microbial Diversity  Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole
Microbial Oceanography: Genomes to Biomes  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, held at Honolulu

Funding opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers

List of funding opportunities as provided by UC Berkeley
List of funding opportunities as provided by Johns Hopkins University
Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology
EMBO long-term fellowships for European citizens to post-doc in the US
Human Frontiers Science Program for internationals to post-doc in the US
Marie Curie Individual Fellowships for European scientists to post-doc in the US
American Society for Microbiology Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women  for travel, etc.
Ford Foundation  minorities, US citizens only
Fulbright scholarship  for UK citizens to post-doc in the US
Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowships
Life Sciences Research Foundation
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships  US citizens only
National Institutes of Health K Awards
The National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program (through NIH)
National Science Foundation – Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships  US citizens only
National Science Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology  US citizens only
National Science Foundation  full list of postdoctoral fellowships
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program
DFG research fellowships for Germany based researchers to post-doc in the US
Branco Weiss Fellowship