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Berkeley Graduate Training Grant in Bio- and Bio-inspired Motion Systems Operating in Complex Environments November 3, 2009

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NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeships (IGERT) in Bio- and Bio-inspired Motion Systems Operating in Complex Environments.

UC Berkeley Graduate Traineeships for biologists and engineers in the field of biomimetics. Facilitated by the Center for interdisciplinary Biological inspiration in Education and Research (CiBER; http://ciber.berkeley.edu), trainees will learn to translate biological discoveries into engineered devices and apply new engineering approaches to biological research.

Trainees receive:

  • $30,000 stipend
  • Full tuition, fees & health insurance
  • Mentoring by interdisciplinary faculty team
  • Unique CiBER-IGERT classes & seminars
  • Use of CiBER’s research equipment and facilities
  • Access to industrial internships
  • International research abroad

Research areas in Motion Science include:

  • Mechanics of Motion Systems
  • Control and Learning
  • Function of Materials, Sensors and Actuators
  • Evolution of Motion Systems in the Natural World

Apply to the PhD program of a participating graduate program:

  • Integrative Biology
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Biophysics Graduate Group

Applications encouraged by November 30, 2009.
For more information or to apply online please visit: http://ciber-igert.berkeley.edu

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