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Graduate Student Resources

Microbiology Department Graduate Student Resources

Courses and Academic Schedule

A brief description of courses can be found in the Bulletin with the course prefix and call number.  

Graduate School

Other information for current students is available from the UGA Graduate School website.  Click on and follow the link for "current student" (or other appropriate link).  

Professional Development Resources


Health Insurance, Health Fees, and the Health Center


Tuition and Fees


For questions about paychecks visit the UGA payroll office website or contact the Franklin Business Office.

Microbiology Graduate Programs Social Media

You can find us @UGAMicroGrad on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you would like an event or accomplishment posted on our social media, please contact a member of our Social Media Team.

Social Media Coordinator:  Janice Stuart 

Content Contributors:  

  • YOUR NAME HERE!  Contact us if you are interested in joining our team

Departmental Graduate Awards

The legacy of departmental pioneers intersects with the achievements of our current students in three named awards:  

Funding Opportunities

Many opportunities for fellowships, student grants, and awards can be found below.  Note that restrictions apply, and not all students will be eligible for some awards.  Students are able to apply directly for some awards but in other cases they must be nominated by their advisor, and they should discuss these opportunities with their advisor accordingly.  The fellowships available as well as their application deadlines, eligibility requirements, etc., change frequently.  Students are encouraged to view the opportunities below as examples, and to seek out other fellowships.  You can help us keep the links below up to date by contacting the graduate coordinator or the graduate program associate  with new information. 

These links were last updated June 5, 2019:

Awards through UGA

Graduate School Fellowships and Scholarships

  • George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship
  • Alfred E. Brown Scholarship
  • Dianne C. Davison Scholarship
  • Mary Erlanger Graduate Fellowship
  • Louis Hoffmaster and Frank Etchberger Graduate Scholarship
  • J.W. Fanning Graduate Fellowship Fund
  • Beverly Hirsh Frank Graduate Fellowship for Women in Science
  • Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund
  • Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship
  • Gwinn Henry Nixon Scholarship
  • Phibro Animal Health Graduate Fellowship
  • Orlin K. Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship
  • South Georgia Graduate Fellowship


ARCS Foundation Fellowships (through BHSI at UGA)


Graduate School Funding

  • Presidential Graduate Fellows Program
  • Georgia Research Education Award Traineeship (GREAT) Fellows Program
  • Georgia Impact Now Master's Fellow Program (GAIN)
  • Dissertation Completion Award
  • Graduate School Research Incentive Assistantships (RIAS)
  • Graduate School Research Assistantship Block Grants (GSRA)


UGA Research Awards (through OVPR)

  • Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award
  • James L. Carmon Scholarship
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award


Grad School Recognition Awards

  • Excellence in Research by Graduate Students
  • Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students
  • Outstanding Mentoring Award

External Awards

UGA Graduate Student Organizations


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Students are encouraged to take advantage of the largest professional society in our field, The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), which has many professional resources and opportunities for students.

Still Have Questions?  Ask Us!

Who to you see if you have a question about:


Graduate School Forms Janice
Key Checkout Janice or “Undergrad Associate”
Laser Pointers Janice or “Undergrad Associate”
Making Copies Janice or “Undergrad Associate”, Dept. copier in room 327
Mailboxes or mailing via US Mail “Undergrad Associate”
Paychecks Andrea
Permission of Department Janice
Purchase Orders Christie /
Registration Janice
Reimbursement Christie /
Reserving Conference Room Janice or “Undergrad Associate”
Travel Christie /
Shipping via FedEx or UPS Janice or “Undergrad Associate”
Maintenance Request Mikiesha
MGSA Budgets Aaliya/

**If it’s not on this list, ask Janice


Support Microbiology at UGA

The Department of Microbiology appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click to read more

Every dollar contributed to the department has a direct impact on our students and faculty.