Kindig Fellowship Requirements

Kindig Fellows Program in the Biological and Chemical Sciences

The Kindig Fellows Program in the Biological and Chemical Sciences was created from a generous donation from John R. and Wendy L. Kindig.

Full-year Kindig fellowships will be awarded to third-year graduate students in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.

Directors of graduate studies from each department will review applications and nominate students for the award. A College committee consisting of faculty members from each department and the associate deans for graduate education and for research will review the files of the nominees and choose finalists. The committee will endeavor to distribute the awards proportionally among the departments.


Open to Ph.D. graduate students who are in the department of Biology, Chemistry, or Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and who are in their third year of study at the time of application. Eligible students are those who show high promise of proceeding successfully to the Ph.D., as evidenced by their performance in the lab and in coursework and, where possible, by completion of departmental milestones.


Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Submit graduate student award recommendations via the Graduate Advising Office "dropbox."

Submit recommendation

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.