John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis, and Inflammation

The John A. Penner Fellowship in Hematology, Thrombosis, and Inflammation 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.

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.

For 2020-21, we will be able to award two Penner fellowships.

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, by April 15, 2020.