Harwick Award


Purpose and Criteria:
 This award is funded from an endowed gift given to the CNLM by our long-time supporter, Dr. Renee Harwick. The award will be given to a graduate student who shows outstanding scientific promise as evidenced by a nominating letter from their faculty mentor, the student’s advancement paper and the student’s CV. The purpose of the award is to provide funds to support the completion of the student’s Ph.D. thesis.

Eligibility: Must be a graduate student who is in the laboratory of a CNLM Fellow  on the UCI campus and who has advanced to candidacy within the last two years.

Nomination: A CNLM Fellow must nominate the graduate student. The nomination package must include a letter from the Fellow outlining the student’s achievements and giving any other pertinent information illustrating how and why the student shows particular scientific promise. Two copies of the student’s advancement paper and a copy of their CV must also be included.

Presentation: Recipient will have an opportunity to present a short research colloquium an event (date TBD). The recipient will receive a framed certificate and a monetary award of $1000. The intent of the award is that it be used to assist the student with the completion of the Ph.D. thesis – for example, to purchase books and computer equipment, travel to scientific meetings. The name of the recipient will be engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Herklotz Research Facility.

The 2017 Harwick Award recipients are Megan Curran (4th from left)
and Matthew Mahavongtrakul (7th from left)

The 2016 Harwick Award winner is Alberto Lopez (second from left), Graduate student in Dr. Marcelo Wood’s Laboratory. 


Harwick award winner Matthew Korn with advisor Dr. Karina Cramer (left) and Dr. Harwick (right)

Harwick award winner Melissa Malvaez with Dr. Craig Stark (left), Dr. Harwick, and advisor Dr. Marcelo Wood (right).