The John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis, and Inflammation is administered by the College of Natural Science. The stipend for 2024-25 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.
Chairpersons of MSU Biological Science Departments are invited to nominate candidates for the pre-doctoral Rosenberg assistantship.
The nomination will consist of a cover sheet that collects general information on the nominee and queries whether the nominee is eligible for one or both awards. In addition, 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, and
- two or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which attests to the nominee's teaching and service.
Please forward your nominations electronically to Estrella Starn at email@example.com, by the due date.
The recipients of these awards should be 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. The recipients of the Penner award will be the highest ranked nominees whose area of research is Hematology, Thrombosis, or Inflammation.