Biophysics

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies approaches and methods traditionally used in physics to study biological phenomena. Biophysics covers all scales of biological organization, from molecular to organismic and populations. Biophysical research shares significant overlap with biochemistry, molecular biology, physical chemistry, physiology, nanotechnology, bioengineering, computational biology, biomechanics, developmental biology and systems biology.

The term biophysics was originally introduced by Karl Pearson in 1892. Ambiguously, the term biophysics is also regularly used in academia to indicate the study of the physical quantities (e.g. electric current, temperature, stress, entropy) in biological systems, which is, by definition, performed by physiology. Nevertheless, other biological sciences also perform research on the biophysical properties of living organisms including molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.

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Matching Biophysics Colleges

Johns Hopkins University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,170 average out-state tuition; $52,170 average in-state tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,460 average out-state tuition; $5,460 average in-state tuition

Northeastern University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,560 average out-state tuition; $48,560 average in-state tuition

Loyola University Chicago

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,470 average out-state tuition; $41,470 average in-state tuition

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Four or more years; Public; $48,814 average out-state tuition; $15,433 average in-state tuition

Temple University

Four or more years; Public; $27,528 average out-state tuition; $15,768 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Biophysics Majors

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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 24, 2022 See Details
 

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

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$25,000

deadline

March 24, 2022
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2022 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

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$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2022
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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $12,000

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FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

$10,000 February 15, 2022 See Details
 

FOSSI Scholarship

HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

award

$10,000

deadline

February 15, 2022
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 28, 2022 See Details
 

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 28, 2022
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Donald A. and Inez H. Carranza Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

$7,500 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Donald A. and Inez H. Carranza Scholarship

Humboldt Area Foundation

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$7,500

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Up to $7,000

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,700 Varies See Details
 

Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,700

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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