Prospective Students

If you are interested in learning more from GRIT members about Graduate School in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Molecular Engineering, Psychology, or the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago, please share your information and interests here so we can make sure someone from your department(s) of interest can reach out to you!



IMPORTANT: Application fee waivers now available for students from minority-serving institutions!

If you are interested in the University of Chicago and study at a minority-serving institution – you’re in luck! UChicago admissions is now offering application fee waivers for you. Other common eligible applicants include current UChicago students, students receiving need-based financial aid, and those who served in the US armed forces. Check out the application fee waivers page for full details on waiver eligibility for BSD, PSD, PME, and Psychology/Social Sciences admissions.

Resources for Applying

  • We recruit new students at many conferences! For more information, check out our Conferences page.
  • GRIT provides a guide to admissions committees on equitable practices in reviewing applications for students from marginalized backgrounds. Prospective students, check out the guide here to get an idea of how we encourage committees to review you: GRIT Application Committee Guide

GRIT Representatives

Each department or cluster of graduate programs at UChicago has one or more GRIT members dedicated to speaking with prospective students. We’ve listed these representatives below, and you can also find their information on the Leadership page. If you are interested in talking to us about applying to one of the UChicago graduate programs, feel free to reach out to the representatives of the clusters/departments that you are interested in! If your cluster doesn’t have a representative, please reach out to one of the GRIT co-directors.

You can find information about the organization of our graduate school departments, including links to program websites, on the Clusters and Departments page.

Biological Sciences Division (BSD)

Biomedical Sciences Cluster

This cluster includes the following programs:

Cluster Representative: Jocelyn Hsu-

Darwinian Sciences Cluster

This cluster includes the following programs:

Cluster Representatives: Open position

Molecular Biology Cluster

This cluster includes the following programs:

Cluster Representatives:

  • Leah Chaney (
  • Karen Velez (

Neuroscience Cluster

This cluster includes the following programs:

Cluster Representatives:

  • Jorge Alvarado-
  • Anahi Bustillos Salazar (CON)-
  • Sami Johnson (CNS)-

Interdisciplinary programs

Biophysical Sciences Program

Program Representative: Estefania Cuevas-Zepeda-

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Program Representative: Open position

Medical Physics

Program Representative: Chisondi Warioba-

Public Health Sciences

Program Representative: Open position


Physical Sciences Division (PSD)

Astrophysics and Astronomy

Department Representative: Open position


Department Representatives:

  • Caitlin Bellora-
  • Lauren McNamara-

Computational and Applied Math 

Department Representative: Open position

Computer Science

Department Representative: Minh Tran-

Data Science

Department Representative: Open position

Geophysical Sciences 

Department Representative: Open position


Department Representative: Open position


Department Representatives: Open position


Department Representative: Open position


Social Sciences Division (PSD)

Psychology Department

Department Representative: Open position


Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME)

This division includes molecular engineering and quantum science and engineering
Department Representative: Calixto Mateos Salles-