American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - Robert D. Watkins Dissertation Fellowship for Underrepresented Students

Deadline(s): 5/1/2016

Fellowships support dissertation research by students from groups that have been historically underrepresented, and remain underrepresented today in the microbiological sciences nationally, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. The fellowship is for one year.

Applicants must:

  • Be from groups that have been determined by the applicant's institution to be underrepresented in the microbiological science.
  • be formally admitted to a doctoral program in the microbiological sciences in an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Have successfully completed all graduate coursework requirements for the doctoral degree by the date of activation of the fellowship.
  • Be a student member of ASM.
  • Be mentored by an ASM member.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Not be funded by another source during the fellowship year. 

Award amount: $21,000 annual stipend.

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
Education Board
American Society for Microbiology
Tel: 202-942-9283
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Kathryn E. Ágoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

Office of the Provost

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 3A2

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-3131

Twitter:  @GradFellowsGMU