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.
Applications are reviewed on April 1 and October 1 each year.
Deadline to apply for April 1 consideration: March 25.
Deadline to apply for October 1 consideration: September 24.
Award decisions are sent via e-mail after review.
You are encouraged to apply for this award if:
Letters of recommendation can be no longer than one page. If the letter is longer than one page, the applicant will not be considered.
Complete applications must be received prior to travel for the suggested meeting or course.
Your travel must occur within one year from your award date.
Priority will be given to first-time awardees (but previous recipients are welcome to apply again).
Applications are accepted year-round, but are reviewed twice per year (dates above).
If you have questions, please contact: