Award Criteria

Gerwin Award Criteria

Eligibility: To be eligible, the student must have been admitted to candidacy for their Ph.D. degree, and must be nominated by their mentor via a letter to the Physiology Graduate Committee. The nominee must provide the committee a CV and their UT graduate transcripts, and write a one page (or less) essay describing their prior and current scientific endeavors and honors, as well as where they plan to be in the future. Students should also disclose any external funding support they are receiving. All materials must be submitted electronically.

Selection: The Physiology Graduate Committee will vote to pick the winning candidate based on the nomination letter and the materials provided by the candidates.

Requirements: The Gerwin Fellow will be required to give a Departmental Seminar the year he/she receives the fellowship. A thesis defense alone will not fulfill the seminar obligation.

Award: The Gerwin Fellow will receive a plaque at the annual Departmental meeting in the fall, along with a check for an additional $2,000. In addition, the fellowship will pay for 1 year of their stipend (departmental/mentor contribution).

Application Deadline: Completed applications are due by June 10, unless otherwise noted.

Quigley Award Criteria

Eligibility: To be eligible, students must have completed ALL of the core courses required by the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences. In addition, students must have passed their written comprehensive qualifying exam (qualifying part I). Students must also provide a letter of support from their mentor. Students who wish to be eligible must submit a copy of their UT graduate transcripts to the head of the Physiology Graduate Committee. Students should also disclose any external funding support they are receiving. All materials must be submitted electronically.

Selection: The Physiology Graduate Committee will select the winning candidate based on the combined GPA of their Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences core courses. In instances of identical GPA scores, the committee will take into account the other application materials and may solicit opinions from other faculty members of the Department of Physiology.

Award: The Quigley Fellow will receive a plaque at the annual Departmental meeting in the fall, along with a check for $1,000. The fellowship will also pay $9000 towards 1 year of their stipend (departmental/ mentor contribution). In the case of a tie, each student will receive $1000 checks, but the stipend award will be split among the winners.

Application Deadline: Completed applications are due by June 15, unless otherwise noted.

previous award winner Narayanan

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