The Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Admissions Pathways (CCBGAP) Program establishes a long-term partnership in mentoring and research collaboration between faculty at the University of California, Davis, and  Xavier University of Louisiana.

The CCBGAP program takes a comprehensive approach to student intellectual development through dual mentoring by UC Davis and Xavier University faculty, seminars, skype video conferences, site visits, and training in scientific communication to prepare students for intensive summer research at UC Davis and competitive applications to graduate programs in chemistry and chemical biology.

The program consists of three components:

  • academic year preparation for Xavier University sophomores and juniors;
  • summer research and mentoring for students selected as CCBGAP Scholars;
  • follow-up mentoring for seniors who have completed the CCBGAP program, including opportunities to present at conference, with the goal of admission to a strong graduate program in chemistry or related fields.

CCBGAP scholars will receive a summer stipend of $5000 for 8 weeks, with housing, meals, and expenses of travel to Davis covered by the CCBGAP program.

Any student who completes the CCBGAP program and who is admitted to a PhD program at any UC campus is eligible to receive a fellowship for one year of stipend and fees from the University of California Office of the President with a match from the graduate program.