Call for Applications: 2024 Songer Research Award for Human Health

by College of Sciences and Arts

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Songer Research Award for Human Health. Matthew Songer ’79 (B.S. Biological Sciences) and Laura Songer ’80 (B.S. Biological Sciences) have generously donated funds to the College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) for the past seven years to support a research project competition, the Songer Research Award for Human Health, for undergraduate and graduate students.

Students may propose an innovative medically oriented research project in any area of human health. The best projects will demonstrate the potential to have a broad impact on improving human life. This research will be pursued in consultation with faculty members within the CSA. Awarded in spring 2024, the Songers’ gift will support one award for undergraduate research ($4,000) and a second award for graduate research ($6,000). Matching funds from the College will allow two additional awards. The research should be conducted over summer 2024 and/or the following academic year.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. on April 29. Applications may be emailed to CSA Dean Ravindra Pandey at To learn more about eligibility, requirements for the award and other important details, visit the Pre-Health Professions Blogs.