Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship is an endowed fund created with proceeds from a successful patent awarded to Professor Mark F. Stinski. Professor Stinski was on the faculty of the Department of Microbiology from 1973-2011 and continues his affiliation with the Department in Emeritus status. The fellowship's purpose is to support undergraduates in pursuit of research in the field of microbiology. As a result of the generosity of Professor Stinski, the Department of Microbiology is able to provide up to two fellowships each year.


  • Stipend of $1049.00/month for up to 12 months.
  • Full tuition scholarship for the stipend period.
  • One (1) fellowship will be awarded annually. 


  • Must be an undergraduate student seeking first baccalaureate degree in Microbiology.
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 UI and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student during the application period.
  • Must continue full-time as an undergraduate student in Microbiology the year of award.
  • Must have Junior status at the time of application.
  • At the time of application, must have arranged with a Microbiology faculty mentor for undegraduate research in their laboratory during the award period and must arrange written confirmation from that faculty mentor sent to
  • Must enroll in undergraduate research (MICR:4161 or MICR:4171) for not less than three credit hours per semester during the fellowship period.
  • Continuation of the award into the second semester is contingent on receiving a grade of B or better in the research course.
  • May not undertake other employment paid by the Department of Microbiology during the term of the fellowship.
  • Must present at the spring Microbiology Undergraduate Poster Session during the year of award.


  • This scholarship is not renewable.

All applicants must provide a letter of support from a science instructor emailed to

Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2019-2020 Application

Deadline: Feburary 1, 2019

Please address any questions to Professor Rich Roller by contacting him at his e-mail address: