Scholarships are credit vouchers redeemable in center-supported core facilities. They are center and core specific, and are awarded by centers to member investigators at the beginning of each center’s grant year, and expire at the end of that year. 

The Office of Research has developed a scholarship module for the iLab system, which provides complete tracking of scholarship awards, including real-time usage data and billing functionality.



For more information on the Scholarship program, contact Susan Meyn in the Office of Research.

Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use your scholarship in place of a cost center to pay for core services. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an email notification. Please visit your iLab Lab Group Module to view the unique scholarship number and details.

    PI Name                               [your name]
    Scholarship Number           S000000xxx
    Scholarship Begin Date      08/01/2023
    Scholarship End Date         7/31/2022
    Scholarship Amount           $500

  • Your voucher will list the specific core where your scholarship may be used. A specific scholarship award may be used only for the core listed on the scholarship voucher. The scholarship credits are not transferrable.

  • All scholarship amounts are updated in real-time, with each transaction in iLab. To view your credit balances:

    1. Log into the iLab system.
    2. Open the PI's Lab Group Module.
    3. Navigate to the fund grid.
    4. Hover over the scholarship number to view the remaining balance.

    The scholarship's remaining balance also displays next to the scholarship number in the payment drop-down menu on all new reservation requests or service requests.

  • Each Research Center determines who will receive scholarships, and manages the awards to center members. Your voucher will list the name of the Research Center that awarded the scholarship, and contact information for the center administrator.

  • Scholarship vouchers are valid only during the supporting center grant year, and will expire by the end of that year. However, most research centers will award new vouchers each year. Contact your center administrator for details of the center-specific process for receiving new scholarships.