Join The Sullivan Lab!

We welcome prospective students and postdocs!

Prospective post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students should feel free to contact Matt Sullivan directly to discuss openings and possible research projects.

Submit a full application using this form.

Undergraduate students interested in a research project should express interest by emailing a CV and brief statement of interest to Matt Sullivan. We are currently seeking reliable undergraduates to assist in the following areas:

  • Pseudomonas phage host range
  • effects of P-limitation on the virocell in marine model systems
  • community dynamics of marine heterotrophs
  • bioinformatics processing
  • database and sample inventory

Check out the fun facts about Columbus and Ohio State here.

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Graduate Programs
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities
Next Steps After the Sullivan Lab
Ohio Virology Association
Ohio Residency Information

These Ohio State Graduate Programs represent good fits for our lab.

Funding opportunities for Graduate Students

Below is a list of fellowships that are available for graduate studies (though there are new opportunities all the time, so doing your own search on the web is a good idea). These fellowships can be awarded prior to entry into a PhD program, and usually pay part of the total cost of tuition and stipend for a fixed period of time. The balance of the support is picked up by the Lab’s research grants. For helpful advice on applying for graduate fellowships, please visit The Chronical of Higher Education’s “How to Win a Graduate Fellowship.”

American Association of University Women
American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowships  US citizens only
Chateaubriand Science Fellowship  research in France
DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program  US citizens only
Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships  US citizens only
Ford Foundation  US citizens pursuing doctorates only; for minorities, dissertation fellowship and predoctoral fellowships available
Hertz Foundation  US citizens only
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program  new post-doctorates from underrepresented groups
NASA opportunities available for post-doctorates, graduates, and undergraduates
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (DoD)  US citizens only
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships  US citizens only
        Alex Lang’s application tips for NSG Fellowships
Consortium for Ocean Leadership  lists a variety of internships, fellowships and other programs
OSU’s Council of Graduate Students  funding opportunities for OSU graduate students
Recommended summer grad courses elsewhere

  These are ideal early grad school summer experiences for the interested student.

CMOP Undergraduate Interships  Center of Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction, Oregon Health & Science University
Hopkins Microbiology Course  Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
Microbial Oceanography: Genomes to Biomes  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, held at Honolulu
Annual Workshops on Genomics, Evolution, Microbial Ecology — in Cseke Krumlov, Poland

Funding opportunities for Postdoctoral Research

The Branco Weiss Fellowship
Ford Foundation  minorities, US citizens only
Fulbright scholarship  for UK citizens to post-doc in the US
Life Sciences Research Foundation
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships  US citizens only
National Institutes of Health K Awards
The National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program (through NIH)
National Science Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biology  US citizens only
National Science Foundation  full list of postdoctoral fellowships
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program
Schmidt Science Fellows


After Sullivan Lab…


Join the Ohio Virology Association

Ohio Residency Information

Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes
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