Established by Tracy L. Lawhon in 2011 in memory of her grandfather, Alfred Parson Mower, who funded her undergraduate education. Initially open to undergraduates only, the award was expanded to allow graduate student applications in 2012.
Mower Fellowship Requirements
Open to select graduate students with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology. Graduate student applicants must be in good academic standing. Note: There is no residency requirement for graduate student applicants.
This competitive award will be disbursed during the summer.
Award amounts vary from year to year. Most Department of Biology awards are between $500 and $3000; a few are larger.
How to apply
Applications open on January 20, 2022, and close on March 7, 2022.
Application materials will include a minimum of your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation.
Additional application materials for this award:
One letter of recommendation must be submitted by the applicant’s major research professor.
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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 a student awards ceremony to be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in Biology Bldg. A100.