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Are you a talented student from an historically underrepresented population or a first-generation college student? If so, VIEW Northeastern welcomes and encourages applications from undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and with varied experiences, including, but not limited to, applicants who are from historically underserved and underrepresented populations, female, first-generation students, African Americans, American Indian / Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans.

VIEW Northeastern is designed to help you learn more about your research options at Northeastern University as you pursue your PhD (research doctorate) options. Apply by October 1, 2020 to be considered for the flexible, hybrid VIEW Northeastern event.

Northeastern is a global, experiential R1 research university with selective PhD programs that prepare students to become knowledge creators in high-demand fields. All programs are distinguished by outstanding faculty, resources that foster interdisciplinary study, and research that is use-inspired – designed to address urgent societal challenges.

Northeastern offers a wide range of funding opportunities for PhD students.  These opportunities include research and teaching assistantships as well as fellowships supported by internal and external funding.  The STARS* fellowship is a unique opportunity funded by the National Science Foundation to strengthen the pathways for students from historically underrepresented minority groups to pursue STEM PhDs.

VIEW 2020

VIEW Northeastern is an opportunity designed to increase the diversity of students who pursue PhD programs. All sponsored VIEW Northeastern participants will:

  • have the option to visit Northeastern’s Boston, MA before April 15, 2021
  • attend VIEW Northeastern’s virtual events, held throughout the Fall 2020
  • participate in workshops to learn how best to navigate the road to a “great match” PhD program
  • gain insights from current PhD students
  • network with PhD students and faculty

Apply by Oct 1st!

Positions open until filled.

  • Living and / or residing in the US or its territories
  • Participants should show a record of enhancing diversity including diversity from one or more traditionally underrepresented groups or first generation college students
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field that supports one of Northeastern’s 34 PhD Programs
  • Intention to pursue a PhD


  • Visit to explore degree programs
  • Complete the VIEW Northeastern application form below
  • Application Deadline extended to October 1, 2020.


Contacts by College:

All VIEW Northeastern participants are invited to participate in field specific workshops. More information coming soon.

VIEW Northeastern Application Form

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Following your submission, you will be redirected to a website that describes the Northeastern PhD Network.  You may return to this page by accessing

    * The STARS Fellowship program is funded by the National Science Foundation LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program (NSF Award #HRD-1812412), which is committed to engaging students from historically underrepresented minority groups (African American, Native American, and Latino) in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study.
Eno Ebong faculty in Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University
Penny Beuning (purple sweater) and Mary Jo Ondrechen (black blazer) Northeastern chemistry and chemical biology professors received an NSF grant to study enzyme activity in lab and computationally.
Nasir Abayomi Yussuf, PhD’19 works on nanorods in Professor Hanchen Huang’s lab in the Northeastern University Egan Engineering/Science Research Center. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Jonathan Esole, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics was named a Next Einstein Fellow for 2017-2019. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University
Biology Professor Rebeca Rosengaus studies insect disease vectors, sustainable methods of stopping the spread of West Nile Virus, and the role of global warming in bringing tropical (and malaria-carrying) mosquito species further north, potentially increasing the incidence of malaria in new areas.