Dr. Don Eden
Dr. Don Eden

Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award

Important Dates and Information

2017 RFA Release:
August, 2016
Application Due Date: To be announced in August, 2016
Award Announcement: At Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, January, 2017
Maximum Award Amount: $1,750
($750 award and up to $1,000 travel reimbursement)

Program Description

The Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award fosters excellence in graduate student research throughout the California State University (CSU) system in biotechnology-related research, covering a broad range of topics in cellular, molecular, chemical and physical studies of the life sciences.

This award honors Professor Don Eden (San Francisco State University) who held his students, colleagues and himself to the highest standards of excellence in research. In 1998, Professor Eden received the CSUPERB Faculty Research Award and was a tireless participant in CSUPERB governance from that time until his death in 2000. Professor Eden's own research was in biophysics and physical biochemistry, therefore, nomination of students using these approaches is particularly encouraged.

Eligibility Requirements

The Don Eden Award program is open to any CSU student engaged in master's level biotechnology research or in the first two years of a doctoral biotechnology-related program. Previous Eden Award winners are not eligible. Finalists will present research posters and give talks during the awards session at the 29th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, January, 2017.

The Award

A scholarship of $750 will be made to support the education of the award recipient (see RFA for detailed information regarding the award). The remainder, up to a maximum of $1,000, will be available to reimburse awardee's expenses incurred traveling to a national or international scientific meeting to present the award-winning research. Travel must occur while individual is still an active student (not yet graduated).

Application Submission Information

See the 2016 Eden Award Request for Applications (RFA) as an example of the complete program announcement, review and eligibility criteria. Submit applications following the instructions and process on the Submission Information page.

Contact Information

For information about this program, please contact CSUPERB at (619) 594-2822 or by email.