This fellowship was created by Albert and Kathy Ruesink in December 2013 to promote and recognize excellent teaching by graduate students teaching in the IU Bloomington Department of Biology. Candidates must be Department of Biology majors or related majors who have been selected for the award because of their teaching within the Department of Biology. The number of recipients each year can never exceed three.
Ruesink AI Teaching Award Requirements
Up to three awards given. These competitive awards 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.
The Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor Teaching Award in Biology is not open for applications; instead nominations will be sought from faculty who are teaching courses for the IU Bloomington Department of Biology. Recipients will be selected by an IU Bloomington Department of Biology Committee headed by the Associate Chair of Teaching. The Albert Ruesink Outstanding Associate Instructor Teaching Award replaced the Outstanding Associate Instructor Award.
Deadline for nominations is March 13 each year.
Recommendations and nominations
Department of Biology faculty and postdoc fellows will be emailed a link to a web page where they may upload their recommendation letters. Non-departmental science faculty and science postdocs should contact the Department of Biology’s undergraduate advising office for assistance.
Student awards ceremony
Recipients of this award will be recognized at an online student awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.