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January 28, 2022

Accepting applications for Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship

Submitted by Megan Miller

Applications are now being accepted for the Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and Travel Awards in Molecular Biology. The fellowship provides an award of $17,600 to a resident graduate student enrolled in a doctoral program at Kansas State University. Additionally, up to three Sarachek Scientific Travel Awards of $1,000 each may be presented annually.

Eligible students must have completed their preliminary exams. The student's dissertation research must rely significantly on one or more contemporary molecular biological techniques. Students may nominate themselves. Nominations may also be submitted by K-State faculty.

The award is intended to recognize exceptional achievement in scholastics and research. Nominees must show evidence of effective communication of research results through publications in leading journals and presentations at national and international meetings.

This fellowship and travel awards are made possible through generous annual expendable gifts to the KSU Foundation by the late Alvin Sarachek and his wife RosaLee. Alvin Sarachek received his doctorate in genetics from Kansas State University in 1957. The Saracheks valued the university's tradition of offering a broad array of quality programs in the life sciences, many with outstanding national reputations. They created the fellowship because they wanted to contribute to this tradition of excellence by recognizing students who have demonstrated exceptional research accomplishments involving molecular approaches to biological problems.

The application deadline is March 2. Questions about this fellowship award can be directed to Miranda Schremmer at sarachek@k-state.edu.

More information and application materials are on the Graduate School website.