Brackenridge Fellowship Requirements

George W. Brackenridge Fellowship

This fellowship was established thanks to George W. Brackenridge who deeded land to Indiana University in 1915.

Eligibility

Any graduate student earning a degree from the IUB Department of Biology who is engaged in field work.

Award amounts vary from year to year. Most Department of Biology awards are between $500 and $3000; a few are larger.

Apply through One.IU

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To get started, you must initiate a general application by answering 5 required questions and electronically signing before submitting. The application contains many questions designed for undergraduate applicants to IU. Continuing undergraduate and graduate students need only complete the required pieces. The general application may be created at any time during the academic year.

For Biology awards, you must upload a current CV, a personal statement, and the email address of a faculty member who will supply a letter of recommendation. Refer to specific awards for additional required materials.

Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Submit graduate student award recommendations and nominations via the graduate advising office dropbox.

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at an online student awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.