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Cornell University

Enthusiastic partners: The program benefits from substantial support of the Cornell community with enthusiastic support from Government and Industrial partners.

The Cornell BEST Program is supported by the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health under award number DP7OD018425.

Additional Cornell University funding allows us to extend programming beyond the biomedical sciences, and comes from the Graduate School, CALS, and the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering and Human Ecology.

Campus wide; Cornell is part of a nation-wide consortium:

Nine other institutions share BEST practices across the United States as a result of the first round of National Institutes of Health funding. In 2014, the NIH funded a second round of BEST awardees, highlighted in dark gray on the map below for a total of 17 partners. The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) awards are funded under the NIH Strengthening the Biomedical Research Workforce program as one component of a trans-NIH strategy to enhance training opportunities for early career scientists to prepare them for a variety of career options in the dynamic biomedical workforce landscape.


All existing and entering Cornell PhD graduate students and postdoctoral scientists in STEM fields are eligible. (STEM = science technology, engineering and math)