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Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and Travel Awards in Molecular Biology

The Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship provides an award of $17,000 to a graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Kansas State University. In addition to the fellowship, up to three Sarachek Scientific Travel Awards of $1,000 each may be presented annually.

These awards are intended to recognize exceptional achievement in scholastics and research. Students must show evidence of effective communication of research results through publications in leading journals and presentations at national and international meetings. The fellowship is intended for students with an outstanding record of research and may not be awarded every year.

In order to be eligible, a student must have completed preliminary exams, been admitted to candidacy and their research must rely significantly on one or more contemporary molecular biological techniques. 

Students may nominate themselves or nominations may be submitted by K-State faculty. 

Recipients will be selected by an inter-disciplinary committee of research faculty. Fellowship funds may be expended at the recipient’s discretion for his or her dissertation, future research, and travel, planning postdoctoral moves or other purposes. The fellowship is not intended to provide funds for current research, but is instead intended to assist with the recipient’s transition to the next stage of his or her career beyond the Ph.D. Travel award funds may only be used for travel as described in application.

Funds shall be awarded without restriction to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability, or financial aid, or other awards. Winners of the fellowship are not eligible to apply for the fellowship a second time or to apply for a travel award. Travel award winners may apply for the fellowship, but not for a second travel award.

Learn more about Al and Rosalee Sarachek
Meet the recipients of the Sarachek fellowship award

Submission Deadline

March 2, 2020

Application Instructions

Application Form
(Word, PDF)

Submit application materials and direct questions about the Sarachek Fellowship to:


"Kansas State University has traditionally offered a broad array of quality programs in the life sciences, many of which have outstanding reputations, nationally. Having taken my PhD in Genetics from KSU over half a century ago, my wife RosaLee and I are delighted to be able to contribute to that tradition of excellence by providing a special fellowship for recognition and support of advanced doctoral candidates from any field of study who have demonstrated exceptional research accomplishments involving molecular approaches to biological problems."

Dr. Alvin Sarachek