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Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Neuroscience Fund Award

Beverly Petterson Bishop, PhD ’58 and Charles W. Bishop, PhD
Beverly Petterson Bishop, PhD ’58 and Charles W. Bishop, PhD

Beverly Petterson Bishop, PhD '58, was a University at Buffalo faculty member for more than 50 years and a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of physiology and biophysics. Her research on circadian rhythms provided insights into the causes of sleep apnea, jet lag and other conditions affected by sleep interruptions. Her husband of 64 years, Charles W. Bishop, PhD, established this fund in his wife's honor. He was a UB emeritus faculty member.

The fund supports university-wide efforts and excellence in neuroscience, and helps ensure that neuroscience remains a major focus at UB.

Awards vary each year but may include travel and outstanding thesis awards for doctoral students in the UB Neuroscience Program.

Awardees are recognized during UB's Neuroscience Research Day every fall.

The Bishop Legacy

Charles W. Bishop, PhD, established this fund in honor of his wife, Beverly, who was dedicated to bringing neuroscience to the highest level at UB. Beverly Petterson Bishop, PhD '58, was a member of the UB faculty from 1957 until her death in 2008 and a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of physiology and biophysics. She is known for her significant contributions to neurophysiology research and for her dedication to teaching.

Thesis Award

Award Amount

Variable

Deadline

The 2014 deadline has passed.

Who is eligible?

You are encouraged to apply for this award if you are a graduating PhD student with an exceptional record of research in the laboratories of faculty members in UB’s Neuroscience Program.

Who may nominate?

  • students may self-nominate
  • faculty committee members or advisors may nominate students

How to Apply

Email the following information to kmedler@buffalo.edu:

  • student’s  name and email
  • faculty advisor’s name and email
  • completed thesis to be submitted to the Thesis Committee
  • thesis defense date
  • list of student publications related to the thesis
  • letter describing:
    • student’s accomplishments
    • attributes of student’s thesis
  • student service to the UB neuroscience community (if applicable)

Travel Award

Award Amount

Variable

Deadline

The 2014 deadline has passed.

Who is eligible?

You are encouraged to apply for this award if:

  • you are a PhD student in at least the third year of the UB Neuroscience Program
  • you are conducting research in the laboratories of program faculty members
  • you will be traveling to:
    • attend a scientific meeting to present a talk or poster or
    • visit a laboratory at another institute to learn a new scientific technique

You will be given preference if you do not have existing travel funds or if you want to present at a second scientific meeting that you could not otherwise attend due to financial constraints.

Your travel must occur within one year, from April through the following March.

How to Apply

Email the following information to sudin@buffalo.edu

or send hard-copy materials to Susan Udin, PhD, University at Buffalo, 124 Sherman Hall, Buffalo, N.Y. 14214:

  • name, email and phone number
  • faculty advisor's name and email
  • planned travel, including date, location and scientific justification
  • copy of a letter of invitation if traveling to another lab
  • letter from your advisor, including a statement of the need for support and information about availability of travel funds

Contact

If you have questions about the thesis award, please contact:

Kathryn Medler, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

619 Cooke Hall, Buffalo, N.Y. 14260

Phone: (716) 645-4947

Email: kmedler@buffalo.edu

If you have questions about the travel award, please contact:

Dietz, David

David Dietz, PhD

Associate Professor; Interim Chair

613 Biomedical Research Building Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716-829-2071

Email: ddietz@buffalo.edu