Call for Nominations: Peter O'Day Fellowship in Biological Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new fellowship opportunity for students conducting research in the biological sciences. The Peter O’Day Fellowship in Biological Sciences supports an undergraduate student partnering with a graduate student to conduct summer research. Each undergraduate and graduate student will receive $5,000 each and funds may be used to offset any expenses associated with such research, including living expenses and supplies/materials costs. Awarded to four pairs of students each summer, this support provides immersive, intensive and rewarding opportunities for highly motivated students to perform authentic research in the University of Oregon’s many and diverse research laboratories.

Funding for this fellowship comes from an anonymous donor. The award is named after recently retired Department of Biology faculty Peter O’Day in recognition of his commitment and outstanding contribution to undergraduate student engagement in research at the University of Oregon. 

The Peter O’Day Fellowship is open to all UO undergraduate students that have completed BI 211 or 281 with a B or better (or have completed either 200-level sequence with a B average) and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Research projects must come from an undergraduate-graduate student pair and from a field within the biological sciences.

Applications for the fellowships are available now and are due June 7, 2017. Please share this announcement with your faculty and encourage them to direct promising students to for more information.



David O. Conover, PhD
Vice President for Research and Innovation
Professor of Biology


Karl Reasoner 
Program Manager, UROP