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Program Awards

Upon recommendation of the Program faculty, and the student’s cv, the Education Committee Chair will convene a committee to evaluate each student nominee for the following awards:

  • The Leon L. Miller Fellowship is awarded yearly to an outstanding Ph.D. student who shows outstanding promise for achievement in academics and research.
  • The William F. Neuman Award is awarded yearly to an outstanding Ph.D. student for academic, scientific and personal qualities that exemplify the imagination, enthusiasm and excellence in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, which were characteristic of the life of Dr. Neuman.
  • The George V. Metzger Award is awarded yearly to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate for excellence of the Ph.D. thesis and in the research leading to the dissertation in the Program in Biophysics.
  • The Biophysics Student Travel Award is awarded to one or more meritorious students seeking to present their original research at a national or international meeting. In addition, such an award will be considered for students who need to travel to remote locations to collect data on specialized instrumentation. Financial need is a consideration.