Robert Briggs Fellowship Requirements

Robert Briggs Fellowship

The Briggs fellowship is designated to support senior graduate students conducting research in the field of developmental biology and is based on scientific merit and research potential.


The fellowship is open to senior students (G901 eligible) in any of the IUB Department of Biology graduate programs whose research focuses on developmental biology.


The award amount pays the student's summer stipend.

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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.

Deadline to submit recommendation letters has been extended to Friday, February 19.

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony to be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Biology Bldg. A100.