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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Undergraduate Studies

Biology Undergraduate Research Award

Established in 1988 by the Department of Biology to encourage undergraduate students to engage in independent research projects and to provide them with experience writing research papers. Cook Incorporated of Bloomington, Indiana, now funds the award.


Any undergraduate with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology who is enrolled in Biology L490, X490, or their equivalents.


Up to $1500 for the best research paper written by a student, a copy of which will be presented to Cook Incorporated.

Special Application Materials:

Submit all materials listed on the application instructions plus a copy of a research paper written by the applicant. This does not have to be the final version of the applicant's research paper; a draft of the paper is acceptable.

A letter of support must be submitted separately by the faculty member who is the student’s research mentor.  The letter of recommendation must describe the student’s contribution to the research paper (including the percentage of the research that the student contributed).

Learn More:

Read more about the Biology Undergraduate Research Award and the most recent award recipient »

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