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Departmental Awards and Scholarships

NOTE: This page is under construction.  The information on this page is not necessarily correct or up-to-date.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology recognizes its top staff and students, both graduate and undergraduate, in our departmental awards ceremony each year.  To view current and past award recipients, please view the EEB blog links, below.

To nominate a student or staff member for an award, please follow these instructions.

Graduate Student Awards:

  • Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student ($500)
    This award is given to a current or recently graduated MS or PhD student who has published an outstanding research paper within the last academic year.  Students are nominated by faculty.
  • Sandy Echternacht Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student ($500)
  • Outstanding Outreach & Community Service ($500)
  • Outstanding Master’s Thesis ($500)
  • Jim Tanner Outstanding Dissertation ($500)
  • Best Progress Towards Dissertation ($500)
  • Thomas G. Hallam Appreciation Award ($500)

Undergraduate Student Awards:

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award ($250)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Award ($250)
  • Undergraduate Award for Professional Promise ($250)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Award ($250)

Staff Awards:

  • EEB Outstanding Administrative Service Award

Division of Biology Awards:

There are several awards available to graduate students in any of the three biology departments: EEB, Microbiology, and Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB).

  • The Alexander Hollaender Graduate Fellowship
    This fellowship is made possible through an endowment fund contributed by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Hollaender. In 1944, Dr. Hollaender established the Division of Biology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was its director until 1967. Hollaender had close ties to East Tennessee and expressed the wish that strong preference in awarding fellowships be given to students from this region. The Fellowship Committee will consider academic qualifications, geographical origin, and scientific/ professional promise. The Fellowship awardees receive $6,000 for one academic year.
  • Science Alliance Awards and Cokkinias Graduate Fellowship
    The Division of Biology sponsors awards to its graduate students based on their record of scholarly achievements at the University of Tennessee. The awards are in the amount of $1,000–$3,000 each (less taxes). In addition to the monetary award, recipients have their names recorded on a plaque displaying each year’s awardees.
  • Fite Award
    This $1000 award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the Division of Biology who demonstrates professional promise through an excellent academic record and interest in research and scholarship.

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