Established in 1988 by the Department of Biology to encourage undergraduate students to engage in independent research projects and to provide them with experience writing research papers. Cook Incorporated of Bloomington, Indiana, now funds the award.
Biology Undergraduate Research Award Requirements
Any undergraduate with a declared major from the IUB Department of Biology who is enrolled in Biology L490, X490, or their equivalents.
Up to $1,500 for the best research paper written by a student—a copy of which will be presented to Cook Incorporated.
How to apply
Application deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018.
Submit all materials listed on the application instructions.
Additional application materials for this award:
Include your research paper (or draft) with your application.
A letter of support must be submitted separately by the faculty member who is the student’s research mentor. The letter of recommendation must describe the student’s contribution to the research paper (including the percentage of the research that the student contributed).
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_2018.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2018.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.
Recommendations and nominations
Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.
Student awards ceremony
Recipients of this award will be recognized at a student awards ceremony held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100.