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Graduate Program

Fellowships and Awards

Caspari Fellowship

The Department of Biology offers Ernst Caspari Fellowships for outstanding students who are interested in carrying out research in genetics. Research in the department encompasses a broad spectrum of modern biology, including:

  • Ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Genetics and genomics

Genetics, as a unifying theme in biology, is of central importance for research in all of these areas within the department. These fellowships are named in honor of Ernst Caspari, whose important scientific contributions and intellectual guidance helped define the scope of modern genetics.

For more information, see the Caspari Fellowship (PDF).

Holtfreter Fellowship

The Department of Biology offers Johannes Holtfreter Fellowships for outstanding entering graduate students. The Department of Biology still carries the name used in the days when Johannes Holtfreter worked at the University and conducted his classic experiments in embryology. The department retains his commitment to scientific excellence and innovation, and research in the department has continued to develop, encompassing many of the most exciting areas in modern biological science:

  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular genetics

For more information, see the Holtfreter Fellowship (PDF).

Graduate Teaching Award

The Department of Biology offers teaching awards to one or more outstanding graduate teaching assistants. Awards are announced at the department’s fall retreat.