Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Biology

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.


List three to five questions that you think reflect questions that guide the overall intellectual inquiry of this major.

  • Are you curious about how things work in the natural world? This could be ecological, physiological, cellular or molecular.

  • Do you like to solve problems?

  • Are you comfortable working hard and sometimes struggling?

  • Can you do math/use excel/solve puzzles?

  • Can you think logically/analytically AND creatively?

  • Do you enjoy working in a hands-on setting either outdoors or in a lab? 

  • Are you passionate about conservation of species and the environment? 

List five approaches to mastering the intellectual skills and tools for problem solving that could be used in this major.

  • Ask thoughtful questions

  • Become comfortable using algebra and statistics

  • Develop strong time-management skills

  • Ask for help when you need it

  • Work hard to connect what you know with how processes work

  • Developing and testing hypothesis, often on a trial and error basis

Spotlighted Scholarships and Internships

Divisions - Biology Student Travel Awards

The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short online survey about their meeting experience, and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

More information here

New Opportunity from Herb Society


The mission of the Herb Society of America is to promote the knowledge and use of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing of experiences of its members with the larger community.  As part of this mission, HSA will award grants of up to $5,000 in support of research on the horticultural, scientific, and/or social use of herbs throughout history.

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