The Life Sciences Fellowship Program enables MU departments to bring outstanding PhD-level graduate students to MU. Doctoral fellowships carry a stipend of $25,000 – $27,000 plus tuition waiver, supplemental fees and health insurance. Doctoral fellows are funded for four years, with evidence of satisfactory performance and progress.
Students cannot directly apply for these fellowships. They must be nominated for the fellowship by the department or program in which they are admitted for study.
Fellows are required to participate in a LSF seminar program and other training activities throughout the support period, in addition to meeting all programmatic requirements of the home department.
Annual deadline: Feb. 10
To be nominated for a fellowship, candidates must:
Departments are strongly encouraged to nominate students who are underrepresented minorities as well as students with disabilities.
Candidates who are interested in interdisciplinary programs that bridge one or more life science-related disciplines are encouraged.
Nomination packets should include:
Failure to include any of these materials will place the application at a competitive disadvantage.
An interdisciplinary Fellowship Committee evaluates the nominations, based on the applicant’s academic record, letters of recommendation, research and other experience.
The Fellowship Committee will not review more than five nominations from a single department.
Sandy Gummersheimer, Graduate Coordinator
440D Life Sciences Center