Research Funding Request Form

This cover sheet plus completed budget forms are due to your advisor no later than Wednesday, September 18, 2019, and final forms, signed by your advisor, are due to the department Chair (Mark Spritzer) on Friday, September 20, 2019 for fall requests.  See Deadlines for a complete list of due dates for the academic year.

Purchase Request Form 

Have your adviser review your request, and then your adviser will email it to the Sciences Purchasing Coordinator, Carrie Donohue ( All purchase requests must be e-mailed from a faculty email address.

•  If you are unsure of the budget information check with your faculty advisor, Carrie Donohue, or Joanna Shipley (Biology & Neuroscience Coordinator).   

 •  Please keep track of your funding balance(s). 

 •  Please do not purchase items yourself from scientific supply vendors (e.g. Carolina, Sigma, Fisher, etc).  Only pay out of pocket when unavoidable.

 • Any questions please contact either Carrie Donohue or Joanna Shipley.


Reimbursement Request Form  (Mileage and Supplies)
Use this form to reimburse any out of pocket expenses or mileage.


Vehicle Rentals
If you need to rent a vehicle through the College in order to get to field sites, you may charge the rental cost to your approved budget.  Please follow these instructions, and let Joanna Shipley know that you are submitting vehicle requests. She will forward the confirmation to you. 


Thesis Declaration Form (Intent to Continue to the Thesis)

Due no later than last day of classes, in the final semester of 0500 or 0700, prior to taking 0701. (For BIOL, MBBC, and ESBI majors working with Biology Faculty.)  Note that this form requires you to identify (and obtain signatures from) two additional faculty to serve on your committee, so do not leave it for the last minute!  Consult with your advisor for ideas about additional committee members. Once signed, the form goes to Joanna Shipley, the Biology Department Coordinator.


 Biology Thesis Title Page Examples   
  or    MBB Thesis Title Page Examples (with Biology Thesis Adviser)

There are three versions of the thesis title page:  one for high honors, one for honors, and one without honors.  Once you know which level of honors you're receiving, print copies of the appropriate title page to accompany your final thesis copies.  How many to print depends on how many you will need:  One each for your adviser and committee members, two for the Bio department, and one (or more) for your own personal copies.  (Also see "Submitting Your Final Thesis" )

Department of Biology

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