Emergence Grants

The CPPG is accepting requests for support to:

  • Travel to in-person meetings
  • Register to attend virtual meetings
  • Register to participate in virtual classes or online training

The four major goals of the Emergence grant are to:

  • Expand CGE member collaborations
  • Expand CGE member outreach activities;
  • Encourage involvement in STEM for underrepresented students, and
  • Produce a long-term impact


  • Applications shall be for travel/events occurring between January - June 2024.
  • Postdocs, graduate students, and junior staff who work in labs belonging to CPPG member faculty are eligible to apply.
  • Awardees are not eligible to receive funding more than once a calendar year.
  • Grants will be awarded in varying amounts; preference given to requests less than $2,000.

2024 Grant Recipients

Paul Atkins (Stupar lab), Shengsong Guo (Zhang lab), Jitesh Kumar (Zhang lab), Erik Myers (Voytas lab), Kabita Poudel (Curtin lab), Abraham Steinberger (Voytas lab)

2023 Grant Recipients

Can Baysal (Voytas lab), Juan Armando Casas Mollano (Smanski lab), Jonathan Cors (Smanski lab), Samatha Gunapati (Stupar lab), Ritesh Kumar (Stupar lab), Junqi Liu (Stupar lab), Erik Myers (Voytas lab), Zachary Myers (Greenham lab), Vidhyavathi Raman (Zhang lab), Angela Ricono (Greenham lab), Abraham Steinberger (Voytas lab), Redeat Tibebu (Voytas lab)

2022 Grant Recipients

Mary Jane Espina (Stupar lab), Jonathan Cors (Smanski lab), Jitesh Kumar (Zhang lab), Trevor Weiss (Zhang lab), Madeline Oravec (Greenham lab), Angela Ricono (Greenham lab)

2021 Grant Recipients

Awardees: Zhikai Liang (Springer Lab), Angela Ricono (Greenham lab), Colby Starker (Voytas lab), Trevor Weiss (Zhang Lab)