Institute for Human Infections & Immunity (IHII) 
and the Graduate School of BioMedical Sciences (GSBS)

Award for Excellence in COVID Research




The Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII) and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) announce awards for UTMB predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who have excelled in research related to COVID-19. Two awards will be available for each category of applicants, $1,000 each.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a predoctoral or postdoctoral training program at UTMB or have completed this training within the past six months.

Applications Instructions

To apply, send a one page summary of your COVID-related research along with a list of publications including those under review but not in preparation, and presentations along with your CV and at least one recommendation from your mentor. One additional letter of support will also be accepted; each letter may be up to two pages. Applications are due July 1st at 9 AM and should be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to Ms. Jennifer Mayes (

Please contact Ms. Mayes directly with any questions you may have.
Thank you.