School of
Integrative Biology

The Francis M. and Harlie M. Clark Summer Fellowship

School of Integrative Biology

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.
  • Description of planned research must include clear statement of objectives that will be accomplished over the summer.
  • Letter of recommendation must state that no other summer support is available.
  • 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.
  • Note: Students may not receive both a Clark Summer Fellowship and a Clark Research Support Grant in the same year. Award will be rescinded if recipient receives any other summer appointment.
  • Students may be considered for the Emerson Award in addition to this award.

Application Procedure:

Each IB Department or Program may submit one candidate. Submit ONLY those items requested under enclosures.

Applicants must complete this form and submit all required materials by February 27th, midnight. Questions may be directed to