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 Robert Briggs Fellowship is not open for applications; instead nominations will be sought from faculty advisors. The fellowship is open to graduate students in any of the Department of Biology graduate programs as long as their research focuses on developmental biology.

The funds will be used to provide summer support for graduate students. A strong preference will be given to senior students (e.g., G901 eligible).

Recipients will be selected by faculty from the IU Bloomington Department of Biology.

How to nominate a student

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

The advisor should combine all nomination materials for the Robert Briggs Fellowship into a single PDF file (the file name should contain the student’s name and “Briggs”) and submit to the IU Biology graduate office's dropbox.

The nomination must include:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae from the student.
  • A short (no longer than 1 page) nomination letter or statement highlighting the student’s accomplishments. Please indicate how the student’s research fits the focus of the Briggs fellowship in developmental biology.

Submit nomination

Questions about the award or nomination procedure? Contact Professor Justin Kumar.

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony on Friday, April 30, 2021. The format—in person or online—is to be determined.