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American Physiological Society / Porter Physiology Fellowships

The Porter Physiology Development Program provides 1-2 year full-time graduate fellowships in programs leading to the Ph.D. (or D.Sc.) in the physiological sciences at U.S. institutions. The program is open to underrepresented ethnic minority applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and are student members of the Society. Applications are available online at:

South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.

The society offers a $3000 scholarship to those who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students, with course work or research in an area related to biology, ecology, or management of aquatic plants in the southeast.
Applications are available online at:

Robert Watkins Minority Graduate Fellowship

The Watkins Fellowship is a highly competitive program for underrepresented graduate students who are enrolled in a PhD program and have completed graduate course work in the microbiological sciences. It provides a total stipend of $63,000 for a 3 year period. Funds cannot be used for tuition and fees. Eligibility criteria include: formal admission into an accredited doctoral program in the microbiological sciences, successful completion of first year of that program, membership in an underrepresented minority group such as African American, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Islander, student membership in ASM (American Society of Microbiology), mentored by an ASM member, US citizen or permanent resident, not have funding or have funding that will expire by the start date of the fellowship. This fellowship cannot run concurrently with other national fellowships from NIH, NSF, HHMI, etc. Recipients are selected based on academic performance, evidence of a successful research plan, and relevant career goals in the microbiological sciences field.  Applications are available at:

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