Funding and Research Support

Opportunities for Support

All students admitted to the Human Physiology PhD Program will receive five years of funding as a Graduate Employee. Support can come in the form of teaching or research appointments, and is tailored to the interest and experience of each student. Current PhD students are encouraged to work with their advisors to apply for fellowships and scholarships from external organizations, like the American Heart Association or National Institutes of Health.

Graduate Scholarships for current PhD students Administered by the Department

  • Department awards vary from year to year but are generally $1,000 – $2,000, and multiple awards are possible.
  • Only one application is necessary and will be considered for all eligible scholarships.
  • The deadline to apply each year is February 1st by 4 p.m. Due dates that fall on weekends will be extended to the following Monday.
  • The application requires that you upload PDF's of your resume or CV, your official transcripts, and your personal statement. 
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to by the reference provider and must be received by Feb 1st, 2024 at 4pm.

HPHY Department Scholarship Application and Instructions

Applicants will be considered for the following scholarships as they are available:

Jan Broekhoff Graduate Scholarship

  • Founded in 1997 to honor the lifetime of teaching and research by Professor Jan Broekhoff, friends and former students established a scholarship through the Department of Human Physiology. Professor Jan Broekhoff (1935-1991), was the former Head of the Department of Physical Education and Human Movement Studies (now Human Physiology) and last Dean of the former College of Human Development and Performance.
  • Graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

Ursula (Sue) Moshberger Scholarship

  • The late Ursula (Sue) Moshberger earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1937. After serving in the U.S. Women’s Naval Reserves, Sue later went on to become a high school teacher. Her bequest has created the gift of an endowed scholarship that assists students in covering expenses.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

Shapiro Family Scholarship

  • Candidates will be evaluated based on the overall quality of their academic work, their commitment to learning, and their potential for further academic achievement.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

William and Genera Fieldman Scholarship

  • The purpose of the award is to provide support to defray educational costs for promising students.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students in the Human Physiology department.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for human physiology scholarships, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.
  • Demonstrated high academic standards with a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.5.
  • Attended the University of Oregon for ≥1 year (≥ 27 quarter credits) prior to receiving funds (applicants in their first year may apply but will not receive funds until June).

The personal statement will be evaluated on demonstrated leadership, teaching and/or research skills. Please include justification for use of funds to support research, professional travel, and/or any offset financial burdens.

Renewals: Students receiving the scholarship may apply for renewal in subsequent years but must reapply and resubmit all the above documentation.

Additional Scholarship & Fellowship opportunities

Deadlines may vary, check the links for details.