Bud Suddath Memorial Award

The F. L. (Bud) Suddath Memorial Award has been established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Bud Suddath to stimulate graduate research in the fields of biology, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering. The award is given annually to a doctoral student of Georgia Tech who has demonstrated significant research achievement in the field of biology, biochemistry, or biomedical engineering. The awardee is provided an award of up to $1,000 in value which may be used to facilitate the completion of his or her scholarly development. The recipient will also be presented with an award as well as having his or her name engraved on the School's commemorative plaque. The recipient of this award will speak at a special event hosted by the Petit Institute the following year to present his or her research and talk about how the award impacted their research.

Current Georgia Tech Ph.D. candidates in any field of study who are conducting biological or biochemical research at the molecular or cellular level. Applicants must be actively pursuing a Ph.D. at the time of the 2022 Suddath Symposium which takes place January 13-14, 2022.


  • $1,000 award
  • Give a research presentation to the Petit community on Thursday, January 13, 2022, to open the annual Suddath Symposium
  • Name added to the plaques in the Petit Institute Suddath Seminar Room and in the Molecular Science & Engineering Building 
  • Recognition throughout Petit Institute communications

SECOND ($500) & THIRD ($250) place awards will also be given!


  • Applications submitted through an online system
  • Applicant's CV
  • A summary of research accomplishments
  • Unofficial copy of the transcript
  • Recommendation letter from the applicant's advisor

Applications and advisor reference letters due Friday, October 29, 2021