The Department of Animal Sciences received gifts in support of Dr. Jimmy H. Clark’s research enabling the Jimmy H. and Karen K. Clark Graduate Fellowship in Applied Dairy Cattle Nutrition. The fellowship is also made possible by funds endowed and contributed by companies, students, colleagues and friends of Jimmy and Karen Clark. Jimmy H. Clark was a faculty member of the Department from 1968 until 2003 and remained active in research and teaching well beyond his official retirement. He is a world-renowned dairy cattle nutritionist who made significant contributions to dairy cattle nutrition in the areas of nitrogen metabolism; protein, amino acid, carbohydrate, and lipid nutrition; the use of bovine somatotropin; and the feeding and safety of biotech crops. He received numerous awards for his contributions.
The Clark Fellowship recognizes an outstanding graduate student who has a career interest in dairy cattle nutrition and is enrolled in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Required and preferred qualifications include:
Required application materials to be submitted electronically to Carolyn Thomas, email@example.com are:
Only these materials will be considered for selection purposes.
Deadline for nomination and material submission: February 15 of each year. Additional deadlines will be communicated to the faculty in the event that addition fellowships become available.
A faculty committee will evaluate all the nominations to the Clark Fellowship and will make a recommendation to the department head. The selection committee will consist of members of the faculty of the Department of Animal Sciences appointed by the department head. No faculty member who has a student being considered for the fellowship available may be appointed to the selection committee. The selection committee will be appointed after the nominations have been received so that no nominator is appointed. The selection committee will select the awardee based on the previously described selection considerations and materials submitted. If the selection committee determines that no suitable recipient has been nominated in a particular year, no award will be made.
The faculty advisor is expected to supplement the award to the current level of a 50% graduate research assistantship stipend in the Department of Animal Sciences or the College of ACES Jonathan Baldwin Turner Graduate Fellowship, whichever is greater. The Clark Fellowship exempts the recipient from tuition and service fees.
Fellowships are offered on a yearly basis. Clark fellows are welcome to reapply in subsequent years when the fellowship is offered.
Questions can be directed to Sandra Rodriguez Zas, firstname.lastname@example.org.