Don Eden Graduate Student Research Award Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October, 2013 (RFA will be released in September)
Applicants are required to submit an electronic version (Microsoft WORD, Adobe PDF, or JPG format) of their completed application package before due date. Hardcopy or email submissions are no longer accepted for this program.
To submit packages electronically, faculty advisors must set up accounts online using CSUPERB's Online Application and Review System (OARS). OARS is designed to maintain confidentiality and security. Students cannot set up user accounts on OARS. Contact Eric Nedelman (contact information below) if you have any problems with the web pages or the electronic submission process before deadline.
Please refer to the 2014 Request for Applications (RFA) for complete program eligibility, requirements and application review criteria before drafting your application package!
CSU student applicants must be nominated or sponsored by a CSU faculty member. This webpage includes instructions from the 2013 competition for information and planning purposes only. A complete application package consists of all of the following:
- The signed Eden Award Cover Page (.doc). Enter correct spelling for email addresses carefully. CSUPERB will contact student applicants and faculty advisors by email only during application process.
- A Poster Abstract as submitted to the Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium. The research project presented must be original. Literature reviews are not acceptable as the entire project. The research presented must be biotechnology related. Please note that CSUPERB welcomes and encourages applications from CSU students in all disciplines related to the current practice of biotechnology (see Biotechnology Industry Facts), including but not limited to life sciences, physical sciences, clinical sciences, math and computer science, agricultural science, engineering, and/or business.
- Faculty Advisor's Nomination Letter (limit 2 pages). The faculty member must write this letter on his/her campus letterhead and sign it. This letter should provide a fair and objective assessment of the student's academic achievements and research abilities.
- Student's Personal Essay (limit 2 pages). Student applicants must submit an essay describing the impact of the research project (described in the poster abstract) will have on that specific research field, what "integrity in research" means to the applicant, what his/her career goals are, and how the research described in the poster abstract impacts those career goals. The essay should also give details about the national or international scientific meeting at which the applicant plans to present his/her research project results and explain why that meeting would be appropriate for the research presented.
For information about application forms and electronic submission process, please contact:
Administrative Analyst, CSUPERB
Phone: (619) 594-1203 or (619) 594-2822
For information about this program and RFA, please contact:
Executive Director, CSUPERB
Program Administrator, CSUPERB