The Alexander Hollaender Graduate Fellowship is made possible through an endowment fund contributed by Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Hollaender. In 1944, Dr. Hollaender established the Biology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was its Director until 1967. Dr. Hollaender had close ties to East Tennessee and expressed the wish that strong preference in awarding fellowships be given to students from this region. The Fellowship Committee will consider academic qualifications, geographical origin, and scientific/professional promise.
The Division of Biology sponsors awards to its graduate students based on their record of scholarly achievements at the University of Tennessee in the amount of $1000 each. These awards are based on achievements at UTK.
The Division of Biology will be offering an award to recognize excellence in teaching by a graduate student at the University of Tennessee. There will be one award in the amount of $1000.
The competition is open to all currently enrolled graduate students recruited into the departments within the Division (BCMB, EEB, and Microbiology) and the Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology who have completed a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) assignment in the last year. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught multiple semesters and at the 100-level, but in all cases the standard will be demonstration of quality of instruction.