School of
Integrative Biology

Francis M. & Harlie M. Clark

Summer Fellowship

Dr. Francis M. Clark joined the then Department of Bacteriology, later the Department of Microbiology, as an instructor in 1933, after having completed his undergraduate and graduate work here previously. He had a distinguished career, teaching microbiology and conducting research in the microbiology of foods. He was past president of the Illinois Society for Microbiology.

The Clark Summer Fellowship was established to honor Dr. Clark and his wife, Harlie M. Clark.


The Francis M. and Harlie M. Clark Summer Fellowship, administered by the IB Fellowship Committee, is to provide 2 months of summer support to continuing graduate students.


Candidates must have completed (or currently be completing) two years of graduate study in the School of Integrative Biology.


  • Recipient(s) of the fellowship(s) must enroll for the summer session.
  • A clear statement of objectives to be accomplished during the summer session must be included.
  • While applicants may apply for both the Clark Summer Fellowship and the Clark Research Grant, they may not receive both awards in the same year.
  • Students may be considered for the Emerson Award in addition to this award.

During the selection process, the Fellowship Committee will place strong emphasis on need and on a clear statement of research objectives for the period of summer support.

Application Procedure:

Each IB Department or Program may submit one candidate. Please download the (docx) application form. Submit ONLY those items requested under enclosures. Submit applications electronically as a PDF to