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.
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.
Given to the graduating Neuroscience doctoral student who best exemplifies the values and scholarship of Dr. Beverly Bishop, a Distinguished Teaching Professor at UB for over 50 years. This includes the three benchmarks of academic leadership: devotion to research excellence, commitment to teaching, and demonstrated community service.
PhD mentors are given the opportunity to nominate their recent graduates, and the recipient(s) are decided by the Neuroscience Graduate Education Committee. The award is presented at May commencement.
Up to $1000 depending on available funds.
Fall deadline: March 25
Spring deadline: September 24
Applications will be reviewed on April 1 and October 1, with decisions sent via e-mail shortly thereafter.
You are encouraged to apply for this award if:
Complete applications must be received prior to travel for the suggested meeting or course.
Your travel must occur within one year, from April through the following March; or from October through the following September.
This award will not be offered in FY 20-21 due to the pandemic.
Details about when the award next be offered will be posted as they are made available.
A call will go out to the neuroscience community twice per year with a link to the official award application.
After submitting the online application, complete these steps:
Complete applications including these documents must be submitted prior to the meeting.
If you have questions, please contact: