Awards, Grants & Support
Encouraging and rewarding outstanding work from undergraduate and graduate students is critical for cultivating talent. CBLS, in collaboration with Kelley departments, centers, and faculty members, offers a number of opportunities for students to participate in writing papers and making presentations that are relevant to current life sciences research and policy issues.
Annual Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for Life Sciences Research
- Funds have been made available to support scholarly research related to life sciences for Kelley School doctoral students. Each year a $3,000 fellowship will be awarded which is intended to motivate and support dissertations focusing on topics relevant (in the broadest sense) to the technology, behaviors, and businesses associated with the life sciences.
- A doctoral candidate is eligible for funding after he or she has been admitted to candidacy, has identified a dissertation committee, and is proceeding with the dissertation.
- The proposal must state clearly the relevance of the thesis topic to life sciences. Proposals are encouraged from any of the functional areas and departments in the Doctoral Program.
- The fellowship proposal should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages, including exhibits.
- A letter of support from the chair of the candidate’s doctoral committee must accompany the proposal.
- A selection committee consisting of the Kelley CBLS Director, the Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, and the Chair of Doctoral Programs will review the proposals and select a winner.
Best Life Science Research Paper
- Create incentives for undergraduate students majoring in business to research life science industries.
- Undergraduate students majoring in the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington or Indianapolis
- Professors will nominate no more than three students from a class they taught in the academic year of the deadline. Professors will forward the papers and their own rank ordering and brief evaluations of the papers to the Healthcare and CBLS Director. Papers should make significant contributions to our understanding of one or more life science industry. The Director and one member of the Life Sciences Committee will evaluate all nominees and select a winner.
- The team with the winning paper receives $300.00. The papers will be published on the CBLS Web site.