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Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year.

The fellowships support undergraduate research for students working with faculty in the college. Each award has a scholarship component and a research grant component. Research projects will be conducted over a three-semester period.

Fellowship Awards

Each fellowship will include a research grant of approximately $1,500 and a $1,500 scholarship award. Fellowship recipients will have the Spring semester and the following academic year to complete their projects. Shorter time frames are possible upon approval.


Full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Applicants must be performing or planning to perform research with a College of Science faculty member. See application for more details about eligibility.

Past Participants

See the winners and feature stories of our recipients of the Hill Fellowship

Read about our students

2021 Recipients


After a competitive application process, we're pleased to announce that the following students have been selected to receive these fellowships:

  • Kally Arnzen, for the project "Slime microbiome community assembly dynamics in Galápagos land snails" (Dr. Christine Parent, mentor)
  • Jeff Badigian, for the project "The discovery of double stranded RNA mycoviruses in Candida glabrata" (Dr. Paul Rowley, mentor)
  • Emilia Carrillo, for the project "Magnetic bistability in dynamic molecular crystals" (Dr. Sebastian Stoian, mentor)
  • Andy Johnson, for the project "Solving fluid flow problems using complex analysis" (Dr. Somantika Datta, mentor)
  • Mete Yuksel, for the project "Epidemiological dynamics of pathogen diversity in the wake of gene drive releases" (Dr. Christopher Remien, mentor)

Congratulations to these students, and thank you to all who participate in the Hill Fellowship process. The fellowship applications this year were extremely impressive, and illustrate well the quality of research experience being gained by COS students all across our college.

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119