Konetzka Fellowship Requirements

Walter Konetzka Fellowship

The award honors the late Professor Konetzka’s commitment to teaching and research. It was established in 1993 by his wife, Lillian; his colleagues; friends; and former students.


First preference is given to graduate students majoring in Microbiology with superb teaching abilities and strong research skills. This award typically goes to students who have passed their prelims and have demonstrated significant progress with their dissertation research.

Second preference is given to graduate students majoring in GCDB, Genetics, or Biochemistry if their research is in the area of Microbiology and they have the requisite teaching skills.


2 awards at $3,500 each. This competitive award will be disbursed during the summer.

Save the application form to your computer. Fill out the form using Adobe Acrobat Professional DC. (Acrobat Pro may be downloaded for free from under the "Design & Production" section of IUWare.) Choose "Save as" and rename your completed form as your Lastname_firstname_2020.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2020.pdf). Mac users: Please take the extra step of opening your completed form in Preview, select "print," and then use the "Save as PDF" option to resave the form to ensure your application is readable in Windows.

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Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.

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Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award were to be recognized at a student awards ceremony on Friday, May 1, 2020; however, to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was cancelled.