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Executive Certificate

Expand your career options with an Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences. Learn more online or download the ECBLS brochure.

Awards, Grants & Support

Student Awards

Encouraging and rewarding outstanding work from undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students is critical for cultivating talent. CBLS, in collaboration with Kelley departments, centers, and faculty members, offers a number of opportunities for students to participate in writing papers and making presentations that are relevant to current life sciences research and policy issues.

Annual Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for Life Sciences Research
Call for Proposals
Funds have been made available to support scholarly research related to the business of life sciences for Kelley School doctoral students. Each year grants will be awarded to support doctoral research on topics relevant (in the broadest sense) to the technology, behaviors, and businesses associated with the life sciences.
Any Kelley doctoral student in good standing may submit a proposal. Students may partner with faculty, but the doctoral student must lead the research. In addition, students may work together in submitting proposals.
The proposal must state clearly the relevance of the thesis topic to the business of life sciences. Proposals are encouraged from all the functional areas and departments in the Doctoral Program. The proposal should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages, including exhibits and references.

Proposals can take one of two tracks. The first track is an academic paper while the second track is a dissertation. Awards for paper proposals will be up to $500 and dissertation proposals will be $1,000 or more. We anticipate funding up to three paper proposals and up to two dissertation proposals, depending on the number and quality of the proposals submitted.

Proposals grounded in practice and / or in conjunction with life sciences organizations will be viewed favorably, as will proposals of a multidisciplinary and / or multi-campus nature.
Proposals are due no later than 5 PM on August 15, 2013, and should be submitted electronically to Kelli Conder at
A selection committee consisting of the Kelley CBLS Director and the CBLS research coordinators will review the proposals and select the awardees.

Mohan V. Tatikonda
Professor of Operations Management
Research Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences
Dr. L.L. Waters Fellow | Director, Global Supply Chain Enterprise | +1 (317) 274-2751 |

Matthew Semadeni
Associate Professor of Strategy
Research Director, Center for the Business of Life Sciences
Arthur M. Weimer Fellow | +1 (812) 855-2580 |