Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship in Biological Science

The Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship in Biological Sciences is administered by the College of Natural Science. The stipend for 2023-24 will be $35,000 which includes a standard graduate assistantship to cover health insurance and tuition waiver. For dual degree medical students that are required to pay block tuition (i. e., MD/PhD and DO/PhD), the allocation for the assistantship can be used toward their block tuition; remaining costs will need to be covered by their program or mentor.

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.


Graduate Program Directors or 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.

Funding Amount: 
Semester Due: 
Spring Semester