Ph.D. Fellowships


All entering Ph.D. students are offered support including a competitive stipend, health insurance, and remission of tuition and fees.

H. Boyd and Jeanette I. Woodruff Endowed Fellowship in Soil and Environmental Microbiology
This prestigious Fellowship has been made possible by the very generous endowed gift of Dr. H. Boyd and Jeannette I. Woodruff. Dr. Woodruff is a graduate of Rutgers University who studied under Dr. Selman A. Waksman while completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the Rutgers School of Agriculture, now known as the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Following his work leading to the discovery of actinomycin, Dr. Woodruff went on to achieve an outstanding career in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Waksman received the Nobel Prize for his ingenious, systematic, and successful studies of soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin and many other antibiotics.

James Macmillan Endowed Fellowship in Microbiology
This prestigious Fellowship has been made possible by the very generous endowed gift of Dr. Dennis and Linda Fenton in honor of Dr. James D. Macmillan (professor emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology). This endowment recognizes Professor Macmillan’s commitment to the Department, the University, and the students he nurtured during his tenure at Rutgers from 1969 to 2005.

Other Fellowships
Entering Ph.D. students may also receive prestigious Excellence Fellowships from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, various fellowships from the School of Graduate Studies, or Graduate Assistant or Teaching Assistant positions in the Biochemistry & Microbiology department.