Graduate fellowships

C. William Birky, Jr. birky.2 at osu.edu
Mon Dec 9 15:45:26 EST 1996

Dear colleagues:

Next summer I will join the University of Arizona in the Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and will become Chairman of the Graduate
Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics. Please bring the following
information about the program to the attention of exceptional undergraduate
students who are looking for an outstanding graduate program in genetics.

Many thanks and Happy Holidays,

Bill Birky


The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics at the University of
Arizona has an outstanding faculty and offers exceptional training in a
wide variety of areas of genetics including molecular, developmental,
medical, and population/evolutionary genetics, as well as genetic
engineering and genetic counseling. The University has shown their support
of the program through the commitment of a permanent position for the
chair, increased financial support, new space for offices and a meeting
room, and a number of graduate fellowships.

The University of Arizona Flinn Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Genetics
for1997-98 are funded partly by the the Flinn Foundation with the objective
of improving interdisciplinary research and training in genetics and
attracting the best possible graduate student to the University of Arizona.
Preference will be giving to students applying to the Graduate
Intedisciplinary Program on Genetics but the competition for fellowships is
open to all students applying to any graduate program at the University of
Arizona, as long as the major interest of the student is genetics. Only
outstanding students are considered for awards. Recipients will receive:

* $7,500 stipend that will be matched by the fellow's graduate
program for a total stipend of $15,000.
* Waiver of the $1,950 fees and tuition charge for 1997/98 academic
* Health insurance (single coverage)
* $1,000 for attendance of a scientific meeting(s) during the fellow's
graduate program

For additional information on the fellowships and Genetics at the
University of Arizona, contact: Karen Hill, Interdisciplinary Committee on
Genetics, 319 Forbes, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721 (520)
621-7511, khill at U.Arizona.EDU, and be sure to see our web site at


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