Department of Biological Sciences

Resources for Current Graduate Students

This page contains a variety of helpful resources and commonly used forms for current graduate students in the Biology department.

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Visit the Graduate School's Graduation webpage to learn how to apply for graduation. Graduation application deadlines along with thesis due dates can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Special Projects Fund

This information is to help you consider whether you can qualify for travel funding from the Biological Sciences Department. Requests for funding will be considered based upon validity of request and availability of funds.

Student Travel Form (PDF)

All requests for funds must be submitted prior to travel. Please contact Rebecca Hook in the department office before making any travel arrangements.

Biological Sciences Department Funding

Funding is available to support student travel and research expenses for Option I M.S. and Ph.D. students in the Department of Biological Sciences.

A full award from this fund is $250. A student is eligible for a maximum of two times the full award per fiscal year (July 1–June 30). MS students may receive up to three times the full award during the course of their degree program. Doctoral students may receive up to four times the full amount during the course of their degree program.

Guidelines for awarding funds:

Travel to Meetings:

  • Students who are first author or presenting author on a paper/poster may receive full funding.
  • Students who attend a meeting but do not present are eligible for $50 per meeting.
  • Students who attend short courses or workshops may receive full funding.

Research Expenses: 

  • Travel expenses incurred for thesis research are eligible for full funding.