USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Dorothy Benjamin Graduate Fellowship in Alzheimer's Disease Research 

About the Fellowship

The Dorothy Benjamin Fellowship is a new program based on the Dorothy Benjamin Endowment for Alzheimer’s Research, sponsored by the USF Health Neuroscience Institute, Byrd Alzheimer’s Center. Starting in the fall of 2019, this fellowship will provide funding for talented PhD students researching in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD).



  1. Student must be enrolled in the USF PhD program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, in good academic standing, and must have passed the Comprehensive Qualifying Exam (CQE).
  2. Student’s research must be directly pertinent to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, such as Frontotemporal dementia or Lewy body dementia.


Award Specifics

Top 2 candidates will be awarded $12,000/yr fellowship, which may be supplemented with departmental stipend. Maximum duration is 2 years.


Application Process

By major professor nomination (only 1 applicant per lab). Submit the following: 1) a letter of recommendation from your major professor; 2) 2-page description of research project; 3) CV or biosketch. Send nomination by July 5, 2019 and application by July 30, 2019 to Yashmin Moledina.