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.
Four fellowships are available. Each fellowship will include a research grant of approximately $1,500 and a $950 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.
The college is pleased to announce the first winners of this year’s Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships:
- Courtney Kennedy, for the project “Determining Antifungal Resistance Mechanisms in Yeast Using High Throughput Robotics” (working with Professor Paul Rowley)
- David Richards, for the project “Effect of Donor-Recipient Ratio on Horizontal Viral Transmission Rates in Drosophila melanogaster (working with Professor Christine Parent)
- Frankie Scholz, for the project “Antibody Escape Mutations in Respiratory Syncytial Virus” (working with Professor Tanya Miura)
- Tristie Stucker, for the project “Spectral Theory of Orthogonal Matrices Over F2” (working with Professor Stefan Tohaneanu)