This SLAS grant facilitates educational opportunities for outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to life sciences R&D. This program helps to realize a fundamental tenet of SLAS’s mission: to advance the fields of laboratory science and technology by nurturing the next generation of professional scientists.
SLAS will award one grant (up to $50,000) per year, for a maximum of two years, to qualified educational institutions on behalf of deserving students enrolled in a graduate program at that institution.
SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Timeline
August 2022: Application Site Open
November 28, 2022: Application Deadline
December 2022: 2023 Awardee announced
January 2023: 2023 Award Distributed
Read more about the previous winners: Benjamin David, Ph.D. candidate (University of Michigan), David McIntyre, Ph.D. candidate (Boston University), Ulri Nicole Lee, Ph.D. candidate (University of Washington) and Carine Nemr, Ph.D. (University of Toronto, now at Harvey Mudd College).
2022 winner: Benjamin David, Ph.D. candidate
2021 winner: David McIntyre, Ph.D. candidate
2020 winner: Ulri Nicole Lee, Ph.D. candidate
2019 winner: Carine Nemr, Ph.D.
The student’s Primary Research Investigator or Mentor (or someone at the educational institution) will need to apply on behalf of the student. As part of the application process, the student will be asked to provide detailed information on their research project. Students – share this link to apply!
Program eligibility is limited to educational organizations and academic institutions that offer graduate degree programs related to quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences R&D. Student candidates are not eligible to apply for these Grants directly. The application must come from the candidate student’s academic institution.
An educational organization may apply for a Grant of up to $50,000.00 USD per year, per student, for two (2) consecutive years. If awarded a Grant, an educational organization must:
The organization must NOT deduct facilities and administration overhead fees from the Grant upon receipt.
There is no limitation on the number of Grants for which an otherwise eligible organization may apply and be awarded.
While an Eligible Organization may submit multiple applications for a single student, typically once an Eligible Organization has been awarded a Grant for a particular student, the Eligible Organization will not be awarded a second Grant for that same student.
Students looking to benefit from a Grant from this SLAS program must:
Members of the SLAS Education Fellowship Grant Review Panel, SLAS Awards and Grant Advisory Committee and the SLAS Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for this grant on behalf of a student within their research group or organization. Committee members must recuse themselves from evaluating applications from organizations/institutions with which they are affiliated.
Applications are reviewed by the SLAS Professional Team for completeness, and then sent to the SLAS Education Fellowship Grant Panel and Awards and Grants Advisory Committee for final selection. Grants are awarded based on collective assessment of these committees and how they determine the most effective way to advance SLAS’s Exempt Purpose and the Program’s Objectives.
To begin preparations for the application process, please be prepared with all necessary materials prior to submission. You can begin the application process without all of these documents but will not be able to submit until they are all attached to the application.
In order to submit an application for this Grant, you will need:
Each of the following factors must be met before an applicant may be recommended for a Grant by the SLAS Education Fellowship Grant Review Panel (GRP):
Questions regarding the SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program should be directed to Elizabeth Frank, Program Manager, +1-630-256-7527, ext. 102.
Benjamin David, Ph.D.-Cand.
2022 Fellowship Grant winner
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
David McIntrye, Ph.D.-Cand.
2021 Fellowship Grant winner
Ulri Nicole Lee, Ph.D.-Cand.
2020 Fellowship Grant winner
University of Washington
Carine Nemr, Ph.D.-Cand.
2019 Fellowship Grant winner
University of Toronto
Santosh Paidi, Ph.D.
2018 Fellowship Grant winner
Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
Julea Vlassakis, D.Phil.
2017 Fellowship Grant winner
University of California Berkeley
Erik Werner, Ph.D.
2016 Fellowship Grant winner
University of California Irvine