SiGuE: Success in Graduate Education

About the Program

The goal of the Success in Graduate Education (SiGuE) program is to increase the representation and competitiveness of historically underrepresented groups in basic sciences. SiGuE provides an opportunity to enhance the research experience of post-baccalaureate students needed to make students competitive for M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs nationwide. SiGuE will help reinforce academic training by providing an individualized student development plan in a productive research experience mentored by faculties with strong academic programs. SiGuE will strengthen professional skills that are needed to survive in a competitive science Ph.D. program.

The SiGuE program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in pursuing graduate education. Applicants interested in Plant Genomics, Biofuels, Bioenergy and Plants for Health are encouraged to apply. The program provides a-six months internship to enhance research laboratory and professional skills. Applicants will work with Dr. Grotewold (Grotewold Lab), Director of the Center for Applied Plant Sciences,(CAPS) or Dr. Doseff (Doseff Lab) in areas of research with worldwide significance at The Ohio State University


Laboratory Research Experience

  • Perform cutting-edge research
  • Develop technical skills in the area of cellular biology and genomics
  • Journal clubs
  • Weekly lab meetings

Research areas: Plant Genomics, Biofuels, Bioenergy, Plants for Health

Professional Development

  • Data presentation skills, training in current software
  • Enhance communication skills, training in poster and oral presentations
  • Develop professional networking
  • Applying for graduate school
  • Participate in Academic and Advancement Services provided by the Office of Diversity Inclusion


  • Monthly stipend
  • Access to OSU libraries (OSU Library)
  • Access to OSU sport facilities (R-PAC)


Open to permanent residents of the United States with an interest in pursuing graduate education in Biosciences. A Bachelor of Science degree in either Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Bioengineering is required. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and meet an under-represented group requirement.

There are no deadlines to apply for rolling applications.