Graduate Student Awards

The application period for these awards opens on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Important Dates

Applications open: November 1, 2023
Application deadline: January 15, 2024
Nomination deadline:January 15, 2024
Deadline for letters of recommendation: January 31, 2024
Award decisions and notifications will be completed by May 1, 2024

Dean's Mentorship Award

The Dean’s Mentorship Award was created by the Dean of Biological Sciences, and made possible through donations to the Dean’s Circle Annual Fund, to recognize graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in the mentorship of undergraduate students. This award provides funding to the selected graduate students and an additional funding to the graduate student’s laboratory to support the research experience of undergraduates being mentored by that graduate student. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time registered graduate students in good academic standing in one of the eight graduate groups in the College of Biological Sciences:
  • Animal Behavior
  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Integrative genetics and genomics
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Population Biology
Anticipated award(s): 2-5
Maximum award amount: $5,000 (split between graduate student and undergraduate mentor)
*This award is by faculty nomination only