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Stanley Falkow was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington from 1972 until 1981. He is widely recognized as one of the earliest contributors to the use of molecular methods to study bacterial pathogenesis. The Stanley Falkow fund was first established by Dr. Pete Greenberg and later added to by other friends and colleagues of Dr. Falkow. This fund supports research or research-related travel for graduate students in the UW Department of Microbiology. Applications for this award are typically opened in early July with a late August application deadline. Application submission requirements include: a short description of plans, how the award will enhance the applicant's research program, and estimated costs. Only current Microbiology Department Graduate Students are eligible to apply. The Falkow Award Committee will review applications and select a recipient to be announced at the Department of Microbiology Annual Retreat.
This award honors the memory of Dr. Neal Groman who was a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Washington from 1950 until his retirement in 1989. In recognition of his dedication to teaching and scholarship, this award is made annually to recognize graduate student instructors for excellence in teaching and to support the annual Neal Groman Lecture. All Microbiology Graduate Students who have been a TA in the last Academic Year are eligible and automatically submitted for consideration. The Award Committee will meet each summer and select a recipient to be announced at the Department of Microbiology Annual Retreat.
The Helen Riaboff Whiteley Fellowship was established in 1991 by her husband, UW Professor Emeritus Arthur Whiteley (deceased), and her friends to honor her academic and research achievements. Dr. Helen R. Whiteley was a distinguished member of the faculty of the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine for almost 40 years. The purpose of the Whiteley Fellowship is to provide financial support to deserving graduate students in the doctoral program of the Department of Microbiology.
The Whiteley Award Committee is charged with identifying an outstanding Ph.D. student in microbiology who will graduate in the next academic year. MCB students working in microbiology labs are also eligible to be nominated. The primary selection criterion for this award is the nominee’s research accomplishments. Other factors include participation in and contributions to the Department’s various activities. Faculty mentors, please consider nominating a senior graduate student either in your lab or in another lab for this prestigious award. Submit the nomination and complete packet of supporting materials electronically to the Graduate Program Advisor (Amy Gundlach Ritter, email@example.com) by Tuesday, 8/15. The recipient will be announced at the Department of Microbiology Annual Retreat. Nomination Requirements:
1) A letter stating why you are nominating the student for the Whiteley Fellowship. This letter should include a description of their research project, the nominee’s research initiative and independence, the significance of their research accomplishment(s), and a list of publications resulting from the research. The contributions that the student has made to the department, especially in the area of teaching, should also be noted.
2) Additional letters of recommendation supporting the nomination. The nominee’s advisor should select a member of the dissertation committee to write a letter of support. The nominee may also solicit a third letter of support.
3) A copy of the student’s CV and reprints of publications.
4) In order to be eligible, students must complete their graduate studies by Summer Quarter of the following Academic Year
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