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Students can find information covering graduate program requirements, departmental information, deadlines, opportunities, on our


Graduate Student Event Calendar



For questions about paychecks visit the UGA payroll office website or contact the Microbiology Departmental Accountant, Andrea Barnett.

Departmental Graduate Awards

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

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 http://grad.uga.edu/ and follow the link for "current student" (or other appropriate link).  


Travel Support

Please consult your advisor to ask if they have departmental funds to support your travel.

Health Insurance, Health Fees, and the Health Center


Tuition and Fees


UGA Graduate Student Organizations

MGSA Officers 2019-2020
President: Macey Coppinger
Co-Treasurers: Nick Anglin, Greg Whitaker
Social Chair: Katie Bellissimo
Recruitment Chairs: Helen Dukes, Nana Shao
Faculty Liaison: Katie Laramore



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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.

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 assistant 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 Assistanship 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

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Microbiology Office Staff