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Welcome to the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA). We represent the graduate students of the Utah State University Biology Department. The BGSA organizes social events, gatherings, and public outreach programs for the Biology graduate students and local community. These include weekly happy hours, end of year socials and officer elections, yearly yurt trips, fundraisers, and more.

The BGSA maintains a facebook page.

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BGSA Travel Award 2022:

The Biology Graduate Student Association at USU is pleased to announce our Graduate Student Travel Award. This award aims to provide up to $500 to cover or defray the cost of travel. In addition to covering traditional travel scenarios (e.g., travel to academic conferences), graduate students in the USU Biology department can apply to receive this award for travel that enhances personal and/or professional development (e.g., workshops, retreats, fieldwork, etc.). To be eligible for this award, one must be a Biology graduate student in good academic standing and submit a proposal that describes how the money will be spent and demonstrates the value of the proposed travel. Please review the award call and submit application materials if you wish to be considered for this award. If you have any questions, please contact Jaden Turner (jaden.turner@usu.edu). Applications are due April 29, and successful applicants will be notified on May 2022.

Applications for the BGSA Travel Award can be submitted here.

Read the entire Call for Proposals here.


To support the Biology Graduate Student Research Travel Award,  please visit http://biology.usu.edu/giving/grad_scholarships .