F. L. "Bud" Suddath and Frances "Lee" Gafford Suddath Fellowship Award


The F. L. "Bud" Suddath and Frances "Lee" Gafford Suddath Fellowship 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 from Georgia Tech who has demonstrated significant research achievement in the field of biology, biochemistry, or biomedical engineering.

In addition to receiving a scholarly development award of $1,000, the recipient will be recognized in IBB communications, and give a talk at the Suddath Symposium to present their research and how the award impacts their research.

Second ($500) & Third ($250) place awards will also be considered!

Application Details


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 Suddath Symposium in March 2024.


  • CV
  • Summary of research accomplishments
  • Unofficial copy of the transcript
  • Advisor reference letter

Applications and advisor reference letters for the next submission cycle will be due in Oct 2024. Additional details coming soon.