The University of Akron Biomimicry Fellowship Program was co-launched with Great Lakes Biomimicry in 2012. The mission of this first-of-its-kind program is to provide interdisciplinary training in biology, design, engineering and business to next-gen innovation leaders pursuing PhDs in Integrated Bioscience or Polymer Science / Polymer Engineering. Biomimicry Fellows are supported through an industrial assistantship with an organizational sponsor, and over the course of a five-year doctoral program, dedicate up to 20 hours per week advancing biomimicry initiatives within their sponsoring organizations.
More details are provided in our Biomimicry Fellowship Program Info Packet.
Calls for applications for Biomimicry Fellowships will be announced on this page as positions come available. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Biomimicry Fellows must meet minimum requirements for admission to the PhD program of choice: Integrated Bioscience or Polymer Science / Polymer Engineering.
For more information about Grad Fellowships: Contact Peter Niewiarowski, BRIC Principal Investigator / Director of Biomimicry Fellowships, and Emily Kennedy, BRIC's Director of External Relations
Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Research Specialty: Identify and explore hurdles faced by industry during the adoption of biomimicry as an innovation tool