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Herman T. and Evelyn W. Spieth Memorial Graduate Award in Biology

Herman T. and Evelyn W. Spieth Memorial Graduate Award in Biology


Biology D01046


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. Herman T. Spieth, Professor of Zoology, came to UCR in 1953 in order to head the Life Sciences Division. In 1956, he became the second provost and then in 1958, he became the first chancellor when his title was changed from provost to chancellor. He retired from UCR in 1964, but went to UC Davis to return to research and teaching. Dr. Spieth passed away in 1988. The Spieth family and members of the UCR community created the Herman T. Spieth Memorial Award in Natural History and Evolutionary Biology in honor of a leader who did so much to build the Riverside campus. The award, made every one to four years, is given to a PhD graduate student doing research in evolutionary biology and/or natural history, including such fields as population genetics, population ecology, behavioral ecology, taxonomy, and animal behavior. Candidates submit a written research proposal to a standing committee.

Selection and Guidelines:

Award is based on written research proposal. Selection is made by a standing committee (within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences), to be awarded at least once every 4 years and not more than once every year.

 Request for Information:

All students who meet the criteria are considered. No specific application is necessary.

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