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.
  • 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.


  • This scholarship is not renewable. 

Please complete the application by going to the following link: Stinski Undergraduate Research Fellowship application

The application deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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