University of Central Florida - Boyd Lyon Fellowship




The University of Central Florida created the Boyd Lyon Memorial Fellowship for a newly entering doctoral student in the Conservation Biology doctoral program. It was first awarded in the Fall of 2007. The fellowship is awarded to a student who is nominated by the College of Sciences and selected by the UCF Graduate Fellowships Committee as meeting qualifications for a university-wide graduate fellowship.


The fellowship pays a stipend of at least $18,000 per year plus tuition support, a total value of up to

$40,000 per year for support of one Conservation Biology doctoral student for two years. The fellowship is

awarded every two years. 


To qualify for the award, a student should demonstrate a strong commitment to conservation biology, in particular, turtle research, and provide evidence of experience in the field, awards, recognition or honors, and professional contributions and achievements. UCF seeks a highly-qualified individual who is admitted as a degree-seeking doctoral student at the time of the award.


Fellowship recipients are required to be enrolled full-time, be in good standing and make satisfactory academic progress as evaluated by their academic advisor, and maintain at least a B average each term of the award. All interested applicants should direct inquiries to Dr. Graham Worthy, program director in the Department of Biology, at 407-823-2935.


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