Graduate Fellowship and Scholar Awards

Susan V. Bryant Graduate Fellowship Award

Professor Susan V. Bryant is a former Dean of the School of Biological Sciences, Vice Chancellor for Research, and Executive Vice Chancellor. She is a brilliant scientist who successfully led the School and the campus in major initiatives. This award is presented to a doctoral student in Developmental Biology with an emphasis in stem cell and regeneration research

Krishna and Sujata Tewari Scholar Award

This award will honor students that demonstrate proclivity and aspirations for science and medicine in honor of Professor Krishna Tewari and his wife, Professor Sujata Tewari. Dr. Krishna Tewari was a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry for a 37-year period, and served as Chair for nearly half that time. His wife, Dr. Sujata Tewari, was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the School of Medicine, and served as the director of the Alcohol Research Center at UCI. The Tewaris were distinguished researchers and respected colleagues, and their passion for science and education has had a lasting impact on the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine.

The Howard A. Schneiderman Fellowship Award

Since 1993, the Schneiderman fellowship has recognized excellence in research by graduate students in the School of Biological Sciences. This award honors the memory of Dr. Howard Schneiderman, former dean of the School and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Edward A. Steinhaus Teaching Awards

Dr. Edward Steinhaus was the first dean of the School of Biological Sciences, and was internationally known as the “father of insect and invertebrate pathology”. The Edward A. Steinhaus Teaching Awards are presented in his memory to outstanding graduate students with promising futures as educators.

Grover C. Stephens Memorial Fellowship Award

This award was established in 2003 and is awarded annually to a graduate student in the department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.  The award is given to a student working in comparative or evolutionary physiology.

Joseph H. Stephens Award

The Joseph H. Stephens Award in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was established in memory of Joseph, son of Grover Stephens, founding chair of Developmental and Cell Biology and former dean of our School. Joseph was a structural biologist, and this Award is given to an outstanding graduate student in his honor.

Edward K. Wagner Award in Virology

Dr. Ed Wagner was a distinguished member of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and was instrumental in founding our Center for Virus Research. This award is given to a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry as a tribute to Dr. Wagner’s scientific and academic legacies.

Barbara K. Burgess Fellowship

The Burgess Fellowships is awarded in recognition of Prof. Burgess’ superb scientific accomplishments to a post-doctoral scientist who has demonstrated excellence in their research through their scientific contributions.

Dr. William F. Holcomb Scholarship

The Dr. William F. Holcomb Scholarship was established to recognize students in biomedical sciences or marine biology that have exhibited distinguished academic accomplishments through their research.

Graduate Fellowship Award

The Graduate Fellowship Award was established to recognize outstanding academic achievements and great promise as a researcher.

Robert Warner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nucleic Acid Biochemistry

This award honors the efforts of Professor Robert Warner, founder of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Fine Science Tools Graduate Award in Neurobiology and Developmental Biology

Fine Science Tools is a leading worldwide distributor of precision surgical instruments to the scientific and biomedical research communities. The Fine Science Tools Graduate Awards are given to doctoral students based on scientific abstracts presented as national and international meetings.