Dr. Bruce Brandhorst Graduate Prizes in MBB

Terms of Reference

  1. The purpose of this award is to offer financial assistance and reward outstanding graduate students in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the following categories:
    • Best Oral Presentation at the MBB Graduate Symposium
    • Best Poster Presentation at the MBB Graduate Symposium
    • Best Publication by a MBB Graduate Student
    • Best MBB PhD thesis
  2. Prizes will be made annually from a portion of the income earned from the endowment fund. Each of the four prizes will receive a portion of the spending allocation, at the discretion of the Chair, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, with any remaining spending income to be reimbursed in the principal or carried forward for future prizes, as the department sees fit.
  3. Students must be nominated for the prizes by the Chair, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry upon a recommendation from ad hoc committees appointed by the MBB Scholarship Committee in consultation with the MBB Graduate Caucus.
  4. The thesis must have been accepted by the SFU Library between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. The publication must have been accepted by the journal between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. 
  5. The applicant for the prize must have been a full-time student in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry who was registered in the previous 18 months from when the application is submitted to MBB. Publications may not be nominated more than once.
  6. The MBB program will publicize and adjudicate the competitions. 
  7. The complete nomination and all supporting documentation from MBB must be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows.
  8. The prizes will be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Senate Graduate Awards Adjudication Committee, upon the nomination of the Chair of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

 

Revised: March 2015/ GESR150

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