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Otto S. Cox Graduate Fellowships for Genetics Research

The Otto S. Cox Graduate Fellowships for Genetics Research are available to support outstanding OSU graduate students with a proven record of research in genetics from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary program. 

There is a limited number of competitive $1,000 Fellowships, and applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • must have been enrolled at OSU full-time in fall 2017 and spring 2018 semester; and
  • must be continuing as a degree-seeking graduate student in the fall 2018 semester.

Applicants may be self-nominated, and there is no limit by graduate program. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • cover page (name, CWID, program of study, and faculty research advisor’s name);
  • 300 word statement by the graduate student highlighting his/her contributions to genetics research and how the award will support the research (double spaced, 1 in. margins, 12 pt. font);
  • 100 word genetics research impact statement written for the public;
  • resume or CV;
  • most recent OSU transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable);
  • letter of recommendation from primary research advisor (limit one page);
  • endorsement, via signature only, by the department/unit head or graduate program director (this can be included on the cover page); and
  • must provide a research-related photo of her/himself of suitable resolution for publication (photo release is required and included here) the photo must be submitted electronically to vpr@okstate.edu. It will not be considered in the selection process but is for announcement purposes only.

FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION:

  • Questions should be directed to Amy Dronberger (amy.dronberger@okstate.edu; 405-744-6370).
  • Previous Cox Fellowship Awardees are ineligible.
  • It is anticipated that there will be funding available for several Fellowships, but awards will be determined by merit.
  • Awards will be processed for fall semester.
  • Fellowships are expected to be announced in April.