Program in Biology Travel Grants:
[Applications open all year: Click to APPLY]
The Program in Biology is pleased to offer travel awards to undergraduates attending scientific meetings to present their research.All undergraduates conducting research with faculty in the departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) are eligible for these one-time grants of up to $500 to cover the costs of attending the meeting. Student applicants may also request reimbursement for poster printing up to $100.
Program in Biology Scholarships and Research Funding:
[Applications open annually in February]
K.L. Jones Award
Since 1977, this award has been given to outstanding plant sciences undergraduates. The Kenneth L. Jones Undergraduate Award for excellence in botany was endowed by colleagues, friends, and alumni upon the retirement of Professor Jones and consists principally of a sum to enable the recipient to purchase books or equipment of his or her own choice. [Apply.]
J.T. Slater Award
Since 1983, this award has been given to systematic and/or field botanists from among upper-division students. Awards are made on the basis of excellence in classes as well as fieldwork. The award was financed by Professor Slater of the University of Puget Sound, expert in field studies of northwestern ferns. Awardees may be in any school at the University of Michigan, so long as individuals selected excel in the targeted fields. [Apply.]
This scholarship program is based on merit and intended to provide support for students majoring in the biological sciences. For this program, special consideration is given to applicants who are female and have financial need. A gift from Dr. Nelda E. Alger provides funding for this scholarship. [Apply.]
EEB Travel, Research, and Internship Funding
Undergraduate students conducting research in the laboratories of faculty members in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and EEB concentrators working in other labs may apply for a one-time grant of up to $1000 for field research, internship experiences or for travel to a conference at which the student presents a paper. [Apply.]
MCDB/Neuro. Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
Summer fellowships of $1000 each are available for students doing research in an MCDB or Neuroscience faculty lab for 20 hours per week during the spring and/or summer. Any student working in an MCDB or Neuroscience lab is eligible, but some preference will be given to those working on a project for honors and to those with financial need. [Apply.]
Maxwell E. Britton Herbarium Scholarship
This endowment is to grant scholarship awards by the University of Michigan Herbarium to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in fields related to environmental studies, biology or conservation. [Apply]
Goldstein Prizes for Honors Seniors
Joseph and Ellen Goldstein of Washington D.C. have provided a generous gift to recognize outstanding students who are graduating with Honors. Nine prizes range across the academic divisions of the college and also recognize achievement or potential in the fine arts, public service, teaching, and humanitarianism. Each prize is named for a distinguished Michigan alumnus, alumna or faculty member associated with endeavors across the intellectual breadth of the College. In addition to a cash prize of $1000, winners also receive a formal, framed citation of their award signed by President Schlissel and Dean Martin. [For addition info. & Nominations]
Christine Psujek Memorial Award
The Program in Biology has established a gift fund, in honor of Chris Psujek, who was highly valued part of the Biology Department and EEB and MCDB from 1982 to 2010. The Christine Psujek Memorial Undergraduate Award is presented annually to the graduating senior who submits the best Honors thesis in any of the biology majors. Donations may be made by contacting the MCDB administrative office (1127 Kraus Building) or making a gift online.
Anne Rudo Memorial Award
The award is designated for a student with dual interests in the disciplines of biology and psychology, and superior academic achievement. Information is available in the Psychology Undergraduate Office, 1343 East Hall.