School of
Integrative Biology

The Harley J. Van Cleave
Research Award

School of Integrative Biology

Deadline: February 27th, midnight

The School of Integrative Biology announces competition for the Harley J. Van Cleave Research Award. Dr. Van Cleave was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Illinois from 1913-1952. This award is funded by a generous gift from Malcom and Ruth Ferguson to support a graduate student investigating new frontiers and demonstrating promise and high aptitude in the fields of Cell and Structural Biology, Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics and related fields. The award is intended to recognize outstanding academic achievement and research potential. Multiple awards up to $1,000 will be granted.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate students majoring in a program of study sponsored by the School of Integrative Biology are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must provide evidence for outstanding academic achievement in the biological sciences.
  • During the selection process, the IB Fellowship Committee will place strong emphasis upon scholarly excellence and research promise.

Important Notes:

  • Research must be investigating new frontiers and demonstrating promise and high aptitude in the fields of Cell and Structural Biology, Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics and related fields.
  • Description of graduate research must include a clear statement of objectives and findings.
  • Committee will place a strong emphasis upon scholarly excellence and research promise.
  • Budget proposal must include a clear statement of objectives to be accomplished, project timelines, and a justification of intended use of funding. This should include current and pending funding from other sources.

Application:

  • Each Department or Program in IB is eligible to nominate two PhD candidates who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and research. Use the application form provided.
  • Submit ONLY those items requested in the application description.
Applicants must complete this form and submit all required materials by February 27th, midnight. Questions may be directed to sibawards@life.illinois.edu.