Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship in Biological Science

The Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship in Biological Sciences is administered by the College of Natural Science. The stipend for 2020-21 will be $32,000 plus health insurance and tuition waiver.

Chairpersons of MSU Biological Science Departments are invited to nominate candidates for the pre-doctoral Rosenberg assistantship.

While nominees may be either on campus now or planning to come in the near future, the recipients of this award have generally been advanced students who have shown a distinguished record of accomplishment at MSU. The quality of current and past recipients has been excellent, consistent with the aim of making this a particularly distinctive and prestigious award.

There is no special application form.  In order for the review committee to most readily compare the nominees, please provide the following for each candidate:

  • curriculum vitae (which includes a local mailing address and PID)
  • statement of past achievements
  • current progress and future interests
  • two or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which attests to the nominee's teaching and service.

Nominations are due Spring Semester.  Please contact Estrella Starn at for the exact due date.