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 annual award amount is a minimum of $1,500 per year, and the number of recipients each year can never exceed three.
Ruesink AI Teaching Award Requirements
Two awards at $3,000 each. These competitive awards will be disbursed during the summer.
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.
Nominations deadine to be announced.
Recommendations and nominations
Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.
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.