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Kopchick Award Recipients 2014-2015

Fellowship & Funding

John J. Kopchick Fellowship

Three funds were established by a generous gift provided by John J. Kopchick, PhD, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Char Kopchick, Assistant Dean of Students.


John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Faculty Support Fund
Funding up to $10,000 for MCB/TBS faculty for research activities and conference travel.

Deadline:  4:00 pm, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
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John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Research Fellowship Award
Funding of up to $10,000 for PhD and DO/PhD students in the MCB or TBS programs to support translational biomedical research, with an additional $5,000  for an off-campus internship (min. 4 weeks , up to one semester). 

Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Workshop: Thursday July 09, 11-12 noon; 102 RTEC
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John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)/Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) Undergraduate Student Support Fund
Funding up to $1,500 for undergraduate students working MCB/TBS faculty and conducting translational medical research and scholarly activities.

Deadline:  4:00 pm, Thursday, Sept, 24, 2015
Workshop: Wednesday September 02, 4-5 pm; 102 RTEC
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Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Advanced Studies Graduate Assistantship Program 2016 Call for Applications

The Graduate Studies Assistance Program seeks to enhance the College’s research enterprise by funding graduate students working towards their doctorate with Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College) faculty. Up to two (2) graduate fellowships will be available for students accepted into a PhD program at Ohio University, to start in the fall of 2016. Stipend amount will be determined by the relevant PhD awarding graduate program, and can be renewed up to 5 years, contingent upon satisfactory progress and University policies. These positions are open to students from any department, but applicants must explicitly indicate their intent to work with a Heritage College faculty member. This program is made possible through the generous funding of the Ohio Osteopathic Foundations. Students awarded this support will become Heritage Fellows.  Visit the HCOM Office of Advanced Studies for more details here:

To apply, download the form found here, attach the required documents, and email it as a single PDF file to:

Student Enhancement Awards


Competitive awards to support undergraduate, graduate, and medical student research, scholarship, and creative activities. Awards of up to $6,000 support research and travel to attend a professional meeting to present results. One review cycle in spring.

Deadlines:  Thursday Jan. 22, 2015, 4:00 pm
Workshop:  Wednesday Nov. 20, 2014, 12-1 pm; Thursday Nov. 21, 2014, 4-5 pm;Friday Nov. 22, 2013, 2-3 pm; 301U Alden Library; light refreshments provided

Click here:   for guidelines [Word or PDF]     cover page     checklist
Click here for example proposals
Contact: Roxanne Male'-Brune, (740) 597-1227,

Graduate Student Senate


Graduate Student Senate: Grant for Original Work
Competitive awards to graduate students to conduct original research, scholarship or creative work. Semester deadlines. Maximum award $750.

For additional information, please visit

Deadlines: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 14, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Senate: Travel Program
Will support travel to present original work, as well as travel for professional development workshops and seminars. Proposal selected by lottery. Semester deadlines. Maximum award $500.

For additional information, please visit

Deadlines: Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 p.m.; Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Please contact Leah Cole with questions or for more information about both GSS programs (  


Kopchicks' gift helps support student research in Molecular and Cellular Biology more here