Awards and Fellowships

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Our undergraduate students are recognized for their outstanding scholarship at the Department, University and national levels. Each year the Department makes awards for outstanding student performances in introductory courses. At later stages, a variety of competitive, merit-based fellowships and scholarships enable more students to focus on their research during the academic year and in the summer. In recent years, our upper division undergraduates have received prestigious scholarships by successfully competing with the best science students in the nation.

Undergraduate Research Awards administered by the Department

With the exception of the EXROP program, these fellowships are to support research in the Department of Biological Sciences

  • The Norman H. Horowitz Award (apply in fall for academic year support)
  • The Samuel D. Colella Award (apply in spring for summer support)
  • Mentor/Mentee Summer Research Fellowship (apply in spring for summer support)
  • Beckman Scholars (students working with faculty who are Beckman Mentors may apply)
  • EXROP (the Department nominates up to two students for summer research at another University through this national HHMI fellowship program)
  • Travel support to present at a research meeting (email Dr. Kaufmann nkaufman@pitt.edu)

Undergraduate Research Awards administered by the Honors College

These awards can be used to support undergraduate research in the Department or in other University laboratories.

Undergraduate Research Awards administered by College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (apply in spring for summer support)

Honors College Award for Teaching

Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship

Room and Board Support

Richard T Hartman and Michael Orosz scholarships to support summer studies at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology

Outstanding student performance in introductory biology courses

The Department recognizes outstanding students in introductory biology with these awards based on nominations by faculty.