Student Research Grants

The Jack G. and Norma Jean Folmar Research Fund

The Department of Biology funds undergraduate research through the Folmar Research Fund. Proposals are accepted early in the spring semester and awards are made in April at the Annual Biology Awards Night. To be eligible for this grant you must be pursuing a research project with a Department of Biology faculty member.

All applications must be submitted through this online form:  Jack G. and Norma Jean Folmar Research Fund Application

This application requires a Project Summary, Budget, Research Mentor's name for Letter of Support, unofficial transcript, and short answers to questions concerning your experience and motivation for doing  research. To help you prepare for applying, you may preview the application here.

Important Information:

  • If you or your research mentor have previously received a Folmar Award, a project summary must be on file with the Department of Biology in order for you to be eligible for additional funding. Contact Dr. Adair for more information if this applies to you or your research mentor.
  • This award may not be used for travel to scientific meetings or for the cost of publication. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

The Deadline for Submission is Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The Deadline has been extended to Monday April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm.


The Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Research Award

TriBeta is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding of biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Baylor’s Beta Tau chapter is an active and growing club designed to encourage and assist students seeking careers in biology, including education, research, medicine, dentistry, scientific writing, scientific illustration, physical therapy, and other related disciplines. This research grant is intended for students who are engaged and active in research and is awarded based upon merit as well as financial need. 

In addition to providing contact information and academic standing, applicants will need to have a FAFSA on file with Baylor's Financial Aid Office, provide the name of their research mentor, and submit a proposal describing how the research award will be used. To help you prepare for applying, you may preview the application here.

Please complete the online application before Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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