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EMU Biology Department Graduate Student Financial Support

For questions about scholarships, contact Dr. Marianne Laporte (mlaporte@emich.edu), Biology Department Head. For questions about graduate teaching assistantships, contact Dr. Dr. David Kass (dkass@emich.edu), Biology Graduate Coordinator.

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Graduate Research Awards: Scholarships of $4,000 awarded to students doing summer thesis research. To receive a Brown/Hellwig award, the applicant must submit an EMU Biology 2018 Application for Graduate Brown/Hellwig Research Awards , which is due February 26, 2018.The primary selection criteria for Graduate Research Awards are quality of the proposal and feasibility of accomplishing the stated goals within the award period

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Special Study Scholarships: Graduate students are eligible for Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Special Study Scholarships, which are intended to help defray expenses related to travel and costs to take a field biology course away from the EMU Campus. See our Field Scholarship Page for more information. 

Graduate Teaching Assistantships: Teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to highly qualified, graduate degree-seeking students in the Biology Department. These awards provide a stipend as well as 18 hours of tuition remission per year. Interest in a graduate teaching assistantship should be indicated upon application to the graduate program. Admission application should be completed by March 1 to ensure consideration for a fall semester assignment. Two letters of recommendation are required. Contact Dr. David Kass (dkass@emich.edu),Graduate Coordinator, for more information. International students for whom English is a second language must be in residence in the United States for at least one year to be eligible to receive an assistantship. 

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold