NSF S-STEM grant: Opening Pathways, Engaging, and Networking in Chemistry in Northern New Jersey (OPEN-NJ)

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  • PI: Nina Goodey
  • CoPIs: 
    • Marc Kasner
    • John Siekierka
    • Katherine Herbert
    • Jennifer A. Krumins

Receive one of the scholarships ($10,000/year for 2 or 3 years) to enter one of the following programs at Montclair State for Fall 2016:

  • Masters in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Masters in Chemistry
  • Masters in Chemistry with a Conc. in Biochemistry

This program is open for the following majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences, and related degrees (BA or BS). Non-majors attend a Bridge/Transition Year (Year 0) (click to view sample; this is for non majors only) prior to continuing into the M.S. course work. Students can view the Program of Study for the MS programs.

Requirements for Program

  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA (BS or BA degree)
  • Completed General Chemistry I (with lab), General Chemistry II (with lab), Organic Chemistry I (with lab), Organic Chemistry II, Calculus I and a year of Physics
  • US citizen, national, admitted refugee or permanent resident
  • Enrolling full time in an MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry MS program
  • Financial aid eligible as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Committed to participating in all OPEN-NJ meetings including networking events.


Apply to the Graduate Program at Montclair State University AND email Dr. Nina Goodey to indicate interest in the OPEN-NJ Scholarship Program. The Selection Committee will use your graduate school application.


Please, email Dr. Nina Goodey.

OPEN-NJ Scholarship Program PDF