Applications are now being accepted for the Halcomb Fellowship in Medicine and Engineering.
The Halcomb Fellowship was established by Dr. F. Joseph, III and Mrs. Joan S. Halcomb of Camarillo, California. The Halcombs graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1974 with bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and nursing, respectively. Dr. Halcomb went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky in 1979.
The fellowship provides the opportunity for graduate students in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Engineering and Medicine to engage in premier interdisciplinary research in the field of biomedical engineering.
The goal of the Halcomb Fellows in Medicine and Engineering program is to challenge UK students and enable them to learn “hands-on” skills, offer students prestigious research opportunities, encourage collaboration between disciplines, and foster a wide range of high level, goal-oriented interdisciplinary research.
- One year with the option of a second year of funding based on research progress
- Applicants must be current students in either the College of Medicine or graduate students in the College of Engineering
- Shall have demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement
- Shall have demonstrated leadership ability
- Should have active mentors from both engineering and the biomedical sciences
- Are not required to have prior research experience
- Recipients will be chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from engineering and the biomedical sciences
Required Application Materials
Those interested in consideration are asked to submit the following:
- Curriculum vita
- 3-page research prospectus to include:
- Specific Aims
- Path to clinical applications
- Letters of support/endorsement from mentors from both the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering
Note: Finalists will present their research project to the selection committee composed of representatives from engineering and the biomedical sciences.
Application materials should be sent as a single PDF file to:
Dr. David Puleo
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Engineering