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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Walter Konetzka Fellowship

The award honors the late Professor Konetzka’s commitment to teaching and research. It was established in 1993 by his wife, Lillian, his colleagues, friends, and former students.


First preference to graduate students in Microbiology with superb teaching abilities and strong research skills. This award typically goes to students who have passed their prelims and have demonstrated significant progress with their dissertation research.

Second preference to graduate students majoring in GCDB, Genetics, or Biochemistry if their research is in the area of Microbiology and they have the requisite teaching skills.


$2000. This competitive award will be disbursed during the summer.

Special Application Materials:

Submit all materials listed on the application instructions.  

Up to three letters of support must be submitted separately by your faculty member(s).

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Read more about Walter Konetzka, and the most recent award recipients »

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