The Biotechnology Training Program fosters an environment that welcomes all scientists. The program promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply for graduate studies and pursue a nomination for BTP. BTP believes diversity of all kinds — such as underrepresented minority (URM) groups and those with disabilities — enhances educational, personal, and scientific outcomes.

Being part of BTP comes with mentoring and involvement both inside the program and at the university level. The program has numerous faculty mentors serving as mentors to trainees. UW–Madison has extensive diversity resources, including student groups and academic support, available to its students. Other examples include the many Graduate Research Scholars programs across campus. They are unique fellowship programs for underrepresented students that have funded students during years they are not funded through BTP.

UW–Madison as a whole is committed to providing reasonable accommodations that enable employees, students, and visitors to access campus programs, activities, and facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). UW–Madison policies on disability accommodation and affirmative action compliance can be viewed at https://compliance.wisc.edu/ada/ and https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/. Alternative access and accommodations are available to students through the McBurney Disability Resource Center.

URM Career Information

Number of underrepresented or disabled trainees who matriculated within the last 15 years
  • 44
Number of those who earned their Ph.D. or are still in training
  • 39 — or 89%
Number of those who left without a degree
  • 1 — or 2%

The BTP will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities who wish to visit our campus. Please contact the BTP Coordinator, 608-262-3344, at least one week in advance for assistance. BTP has access to excellent campus resources developed to support and retain individuals with disabilities.

UW–Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply for graduate studies in the departments and programs of their interest.