ARCS Foundation Awards: Application deadline June 15

UGA is seeking nominations of seven top doctoral students for the 2017 ARCS Foundation awards, which include a $7,500 no-restrictions cash award.

ARCS Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization started and run entirely by women who boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology.  To address the country’s need for new scientists and engineers, they provide unrestricted awards to help the country’s brightest students create new knowledge and innovative technologies.

We encourage you to nominate your top graduate students who meet the eligibility criteria before 5:00pm Thursday, June 15, 2017. For more information and to complete the nomination application, please visit:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Significant accomplishment in biomedical and public health related research directed towards preventing, treating, or curing human disease.
  • Must have 3 years remaining in current doctoral program.
  • Full-time (minimum 9 hours/semester) enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Available to attend the ARCS Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Questions: contact Laura Balkcom Raiford in the BHSI office at (706) 542-5922 or