After much consideration last year, the Undergraduate Biology Program has decided to institute a new policy with regard to Undergraduate Research and Travel awards. In lieu of having a hard deadline for these awards, students are encouraged to apply for funds when appropriate, and the Scholarship and Awards Committee will review them on a case-by-case basis. Students will be asked to submit their applications online and alert the Undergraduate Biology Office or Trevor Rivers when done.
Biology Undergraduate Research and Travel Funds (for undergraduates)—Available funds include one or more of the following: The Del and Carol Shankel Biomedical Fund; The Howieson Opportunity Fund; The Paul A. Kitos Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Biochemical Research.
Funding is available for students who are engaged in undergraduate research or are planning to participate in research, with funds targeted towards assisting students with the costs associated with conducting research, traveling to scientific conferences, and traveling to off-campus research laboratories or field research sites.
There are two Fall Scholarships that will remain on a deadline, which this year will be 8 November.
Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science to Study at a Non-KU Research Laboratory (for upper-division undergraduate women or graduate student women)
The Ida H. Hyde Research Scholarship fund provides an annual award (past awards have ranged from $500 to $3,000) to an advanced (upper-class or graduate) woman student in biology to provide an opportunity “…to study in the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, or any other marine laboratory, or any biological, chemical or physical research laboratory, offering environment and advantages different from those found in the University of Kansas….”
Erma Reed Peterson Scholarship for Pre-medicine Seniors (for undergraduates)
Past scholarships have been around $400. Any KU pre-medicine seniors graduating in May 2019 are eligible. Preference will be given to a student who is (a) either from Saline or McPherson County, Kansas, and (b) a B.S. Biology major with a concentration in genetics. In the event that there are no applicants meeting either or both of these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a pre-medicine student graduating in the spring semester.