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Hill Undergrad Research Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill of Portland, Oregon, the University of Idaho College of Science is able to offer several fellowships each year.

The fellowships support undergraduate research for students working with faculty in the college. Each award has a scholarship component and a research grant component. Research projects will be conducted over a three-semester period.

Fellowship Awards

Four fellowships are available. Each fellowship will include a research grant of approximately $1,500 and a $950 scholarship award. Fellowship recipients will have the Spring semester and the following academic year to complete their projects. Shorter time frames are possible upon approval.


Full-time undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Applicants must be performing or planning to perform research with a College of Science faculty member. See application for more details about eligibility.

2018 Recipients


The college is pleased to announce the winners of the Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research Fellowships. This year, because of the large number of high quality applications we received, the Hills made additional funds available to increase the number of fellowships. As a result, we’re able to award Hill Fellowships to a total of eight students this year:

  • Archana Dahal, for the project “Studying Structures in Innermost Region (D-Ring) of Saturn’s Ring System” (working with Professor Matt Hedman)
  • Courtney Kennedy, for the project “Determining Antifungal Resistance Mechanisms in Yeast Using High Throughput Robotics” (working with Professor Paul Rowley)
  • David Richards, for the project “Effect of Donor-Recipient Ratio on Horizontal Viral Transmission Rates in Drosophila melanogaster (working with Professor Christine Parent)
  • Megan Schlussler, for the project “Investigating the Genetic Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder” (working with Professor Peter Fuerst)
  • Frankie Scholz, for the project “Antibody Escape Mutations in Respiratory Syncytial Virus” (working with Professor Tanya Miura)
  • Carly Scott, for the project “Applying New Hydrographic Data to Ocean Systems: Creating a High-Resolution, Continuous Profile of the Greenland Boundary Current” (working with Professor Tim Bartholomaus)
  • Eli Smith, for the project “Multistability Analysis of Sound Effects on Binocular Vision” (working with Professor Linh Nguyen)
  • Tristie Stucker, for the project “Spectral Theory of Orthogonal Matrices Over F2” (working with Professor Stefan Tohaneanu)

Past Participants

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