Applying to NSF QuBBE

Science is a human endeavor. Our science is only as good as our people so we are always looking for talented, bold, and driven scientists to join our groups. We especially encourage applications from people traditionally udnerrepresented in STEM. The NSF QuBBE Quantum Leap Challenge Institute prides itself in its Science, but also in the training environment and how we help to launch the careers of our students. The University of Chicago and Chicago State University both provide an engaging and exciting intellectual environment. NSF QuBBE provides interdisciplinary opportunities alongside the rigorous and classic training in our departments. QuBBE exploits all these resources to produce the best science and the best people.


For potential undergraduates

University of Chicago

Our undergraduate program appeals to students who seek a challenging intelelctual environment and wish to work alongside some of the best scholars in the world. UChicago is an amazing place to be a student as you enjoy the rigorous inquiry, culture of discovery, and metropolitan environment that is Chicago. Undergraduates should apply through the College's application portal.

Chicago State University

Chicago State University is committed to fostering a world-class, higher education learning community that centers our students and stimulates academic and personal development. Students’ success is CSU's top priority. CSU proudly pushes forward as an engine for equitable transformation as we provide our students with the skills to succeed in the world.

For potential graduate students

University of Chicago

To work with NSF QuBBE as a graduate student, you must first apply (and be accepted) to one of our PhD programs. NSF QuBBE draws students primarily from The Chemistry Department, The Program in Biophysical Sciences, the Physics Department, and The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering . Applications are typically reviewed each December. The button to the right will take you to applications for physics, chemistry, and biophysics. Please see The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering PhD Program to apply to Molecular Engineering.

Chicago State University

The NSF QuBBE Quantum Leap Challenge Institute is working with CSU to create a Masters program in Quantum Science. More information will be posted here when available.

For potential postdoctoral scholars

University of Chicago

Prospective postdoctoral scholars may contact individual NSF QuBBE PIs directly to inquire about opportunities. We review applications constantly, and we are always searching for stellar candidates who can help to propel our science and our people forward.