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Applications open for 2023-2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships

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The College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships competition!


The Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowships fund doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research on the diversity of life and organisms in their natural environments, across many disciplines within the College of Natural Sciences, including but not limited to, ecology, evolution, molecular, cell and plant biology, neuroscience, marine science, and astrophysics.

2024 Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellowship recipients will receive the following:

  • A 12-month stipend of $36,000 beginning September 1, 2024 and ending August 31, 2025
  • Full tuition and fees for the one-year appointment
  • Health insurance
  • A $2,000 allowance that may be used to cover research and travel expenses


Eligible applicants must be in candidacy for a doctoral degree in a CNS graduate program pursuing research on the diversity of life and organisms in their natural environments. Applicants should intend to commit a minimum of 9 months of the one-year award as a Stengl-Wyer Graduate Fellow. Applicants must demonstrate a record of intellectual distinction and evidence of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presentations at national or international scientific meetings, or other comparable achievements. Successful applicants should also demonstrate independence and creativity in their proposed research projects. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposed projects broaden the scope of research in CNS and further the Stengl-Wyer Endowment’s mission to explore the diversity of life and the interactions between organisms and their natural environments.

Details on current and past Fellows, as well as lots of other information can be found by clicking here.

  • Submission deadline: October 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM CT
  • Announcement of awardees: December 2023
  • Award Start Date: September 1, 2024
  • Award End Date: August 31, 2025


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