Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Program Award Requirements

Microbiology Undergraduate Summer Research Program Award

Established by Professor Emeritus L.S. McClung and his friends in 1989.


Open to IUB Department of Biology undergraduates earning a Microbiology major. Must be enrolled in at least one hour of L490, X490, or their equivalents, on the IUB campus during Summer Session 2020.

First preference given to recipients of the L.S. McClung Scholarship; other highly qualified Microbiology students are also eligible. Award recipient must write a paper in the form of a publishable manuscript. Paper must define a hypothesis; describe why this is important; propose an experimental test of the hypothesis; carry out the experiment and interpret the results and impact of the evaluation of the hypothesis; and finally, propose future work.


Up to 3 at $3,500.

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_2020.pdf (example: Wyss_kathy_2020.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.

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Recommendations and nominations

Faculty/Postdoc Fellows: Please upload student award recommendations and nominations to the "Recommendations" dropbox.

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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.