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Biology Scholars

Biology Scholars are selected through a competitive application process for each Institute. Scholars are biologists who individually investigate their teaching and contribute to a larger community-of-practice where work is grounded in a collective understanding about undergraduate education in the life sciences. Scholars move from individual scholarship in student inquiry to community participants serving as peer mentors and role models in their departments, institutions, and professional societies. Over 270 Scholars have been trained since 2005 and are a part of the Biology Scholars Alumni Network.


Who are the Biology Scholars?

There are several ways to browse and search for Biology Scholars on this website.

Scholars Directory – a searchable database of Biology Scholars including their institutional contact information and the Institute and year in which they participated

Scholars by Institute – a listing of Biology Scholars and their institutions organized by Institute and year attended

Scholars by Society – a listing of Biology Scholar Alumni who are active within one of the Program’s partnering societies

Map of Scholars – an interactive Google map identifying the expansive network of Scholars across the world


What are Biology Scholars Saying About their Experience in the Program?

Fifteen Scholars have been interviewed and share how the experience has affected their teaching and professional lives. Select a Scholar below to hear more about their scholarly journey and the advice Alumni have for prospective applicants.

  • What Past Participants Have to Say…

    Participating in the Scholars program has been the single most best and most influential decision that I have made in my teaching career. […] There is no value that you can place on knowing other like-minded individuals who are caring, sharing, and willing to help each other to succeed.”

     – 2009 Research & 2011 Transitions Scholar

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  • Biology Scholars Program

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