Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary biology is the subfield of biology that studies the evolutionary processes that produced the diversity of life on Earth, starting from a single common ancestor. These processes include natural selection, common descent, and speciation.

The discipline emerged through what Julian Huxley called the modern synthesis (of the 1930s) of understanding from several previously unrelated fields of biological research, including genetics, ecology, systematics, and paleontology.

Current research has widened to cover the genetic architecture of adaptation, molecular evolution, and the different forces that contribute to evolution including sexual selection, genetic drift and biogeography. The newer field of evolutionary developmental biology ("evo-devo") investigates how embryonic development is controlled, thus creating a wider synthesis that integrates developmental biology with the fields covered by the earlier evolutionary synthesis.

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Harvard University
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Scholarships for Evolutionary Biology Majors

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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 May 08, 2020 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

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$25,000

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May 08, 2020
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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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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

$10,000 May 15, 2020 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology

FIRST

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$10,000

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Biology Advantage Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

Southern Nazarene University, Department of Science

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Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

$5,000 April 30, 2020 See Details

Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

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$5,000

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