ARCS Foundation Award applications now being accepted through June 22
UGA and BHSI have been invited to select six new doctoral students for funding in the 2016-17 academic year. These awards, four in the amount of $7,500 per student, one special $10,000 in honor of the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter’s 25th Anniversary, and one $10,000 Global Impact Award will be given during the 2016-17 academic year as supplements to any assistantship from the University. Recipients of the ARCS Foundation Award, who maintain their academic standing, are funded for three years or through the completion of their doctoral degrees. For more information on these awards and the eligibility requirements, please visit BHSI Student Resources.
The $10,000 Global Impact Award is given to a doctoral student performing research which will have a global impact. Funding may be used to support student travel for short trips to visit labs, research a particular technique, perform interviews or acquire samples of raw materials directly related to their research. This award will have no restriction but the ARCS Scholar must be focusing on research which affects global issues and research that is aimed at impacting the larger society with their work. The hope with this award is that it will enhance the ARCS Scholar’s professional development and help meet the short term needs associated with their project. ARCS Foundation Global Impact Award Info Sheet
ARCS Foundation® Awards at the University of Georgia
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest U.S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholarships in the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering. ARCS Foundation was formed in 1958 out of concern for U.S. advancement in the sciences and now, ARCS has grown to 16 national chapters and its volunteer members have raised more than $91 million and have granted over 15,000 awards. With support of the Atlanta Chapter of the ARCS Foundation, the UGA Office of the Provost submitted materials in spring 2000 on behalf of the University of Georgia Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, to the ARCS national organization to become a nominating institution for ARCS Foundation Scholars. Approval was granted by the national body of ARCS to provide support for UGA doctoral students in interdisciplinary biomedical and health sciences and since then, 133 awards, totaling $936,000 have been presented to UGA doctoral students.