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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Floyd Microbiology Summer Fellowship

Eligibility:

The Floyd Microbiology Summer Fellowship is available for PhD students performing research in microbiology, who are in good standing, and in years 2-5 of their graduate studies. 

First preference will be given to students in the Microbiology program. Second preference will go to students in other PhD programs as long as they are in a Microbiology-affiliated lab.

Note: Students whose research deals with plant- or fungus-microbe interactions and focuses mostly on the plant/fungus side should apply for the Floyd Plant & Fungal Biology Summer Fellowship.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • To be eligible, students must be making progress towards their degree and be engaged full-time in dissertation or thesis-related activities (research and/or classwork) during the summer.
  • Students must provide a cohesive and feasible summer research plan, which will contribute to the overall dissertation project.
  • To be eligible for future Floyd Microbiology Summer Fellowships, awardees must show that they have completed previous goals and have continued on a positive trajectory in their dissertation project.

Award:

$1500

(This award will supplement the student’s stipend; i.e., it will not be counted towards the stipend.)

Special Application Materials:

Submit all materials listed on the Floyd Microbiology Summer Fellowship application form

The student’s faculty advisor must submit a letter of endorsement separately. The letter should assess the following attributes of the applicant:

  • Intellectual prowess
  • Independence as a researcher
  • Ownership of the project
  • Productivity on project
  • Committee meetings (has the student met with the thesis committee, is the committee supportive of the current research plan?)
  • Progress toward degree and the projected completion date

Learn More:

Contact Melanie Marketon if you have questions about this award or the application procedure.

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