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Eugene Rabinowitch Graduate Fellowship
Eugene Rabinowitch was one of the early pioneers of biophysics at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the University, he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. In the early 50's, he, and a small group of physical science-oriented biologists and physical scientists interested in biological phenomena, developed a multi-disciplinary graduate program called Physicochemical Biology (PCB), which later became Biophysics. He performed groundbreaking research on photosynthesis, and authored a 3-volume treatise on Photosynthesis and Related Processes.
Robert Emerson was one of the world's foremost experimental researchers in photosynthesis, and was an early pioneer in the field of biophysics. He taught many years at Harvard and taught biophysics at CalTech from 1938-40. He was a professor of Botany at the University of Illinois from 1946 and until his death (in a plane crash) in 1959.
Gregorio Weber Graduate Fellowship
Gregorio Weber was one of the most notable and influential scientists at the University of Illinois, from the 1960's to the late 1990's, a National Academy member, and a prime mover in elevating biophysics on this campus to its current status as the Center for Biophysics & Computational Biology. Probably his best known scientific contributions were in developing and utilizing fluorescence techniques for the study of protein structure and dynamics, and protein-protein interactions. He is acknowledged as the founder of modern fluorescence spectroscopy.
Only registered UIUC students are eligible for these grants or fellowships.
For more information on these, or other University of Illinois Fellowships, please visit the Fellowship website at: http://www.grad.illinois.edu/fellowship/index.htm
For a much more complete listing of research/dissertation grants go to the Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) website at: http://www.library.illinois.edu/iris/
You may also want to visit: http://www.grantsnet.org/ for information on biomedical funding options from non-profit organizations and federal agencies.