Schwartz Fellowship Requirements

Drew Schwartz Fellowship

Established by Professor Drew Schwartz, who served on our faculty for over 40 years.


An IUB Department of Biology graduate student who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology. In order to be considered, the nominee’s dissertation research interests or current research MUST be on fundamental genetic phenomena.


This fellowship will be awarded in the fall semester periodically as funds accrue. The fellowship is not open for student applications. The GCDB admissions committee will be asked to identify a qualified student from the applicant pool when funds are available.

Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Look for instructions in January on how to submit student award recommendations and nominations.

Student awards ceremony

Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony on Friday, April 30, 2021. The format—in person or online—is to be determined.