The Medical School of the University of Minnesota invites applications for the Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award. This Award will be given to currently enrolled Ph.D. students. This program is open every year. Entries are accepted by 1 February every year.
The Beatrice Z. Milne and Theodore Brandenburg Award recognizes exceptional thesis research by graduate students in the basic biomedical sciences. The award reflects the thoughtfulness and generosity of Ms. Beatrice Z. Milne and serves as a lasting expression of her commitment to improving the health of the people of Minnesota, the nation, and the world.
Up to six $6,000 awards are given annually.
Level and Area of Studies
PhD Program in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics (BMBB), Integrative Biology & Physiology (IBP), Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology (MICaB), Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics (MCDB&G), Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or Rehabilitation Science.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Applicants must have at least one published or in press first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal focused on the applicant’s thesis research.
- Students who have defended their Ph.D. thesis prior to the application deadline are ineligible. Previous recipients of the Milne & Brandenburg Award are also ineligible.
The U.S. citizens are welcome to apply.
Appropriate applications should include:
- Completed application form
- A cover letter describing the status of the applicant’s graduate training (i.e., years in the program, expected date of completion) and a one-paragraph statement that clearly and specifically describes the applicant’s career goals.
- A one page summary of the applicant’s thesis research and the significance of the research.
- A copy of the applicant’s most significant first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal focused on the applicant’s thesis research. On a separate page, the applicant should describe the specific contributions that each author made to the publication.
- A CV or resume. Publications that describe the applicant’s thesis research should be highlighted.
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s thesis advisor. The letter from the thesis advisor should address the specific intellectual contributions of the student to his/her published thesis research.