People are at the center of our community, and without the talented and unselfishness of our community members we would not all benefit from the dynamic and friendly culture that exists at Georgia Tech.  

The Petit Institute is extremely proud of the hard work and success that its members have achieved. As a result of thier committment to excellence, the Petit Institute sponsors several awards to reward individuals in various ways. 


Nerem International Travel Award

To honor his life-long contributions in the field of bioengineering and his dedication to the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, the friends and colleagues of Bob Nerem established an annual award of up to $3,000 to support travel and living expenses for post-docs and graduate students traveling outside the U.S. as part of their research training.

To date, this award has allowed winners an opportunity to travel to universities such as Karolinska Institute, Sweden; RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan; the National University of Singapore, Singapore; the University of Twente, Netherlands; Weizmann Inst of Science, Israel; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and ICFO, Spain as part of their research collaboration.

Notes: All funding is for international, not domestic travel. Funding will be provide via reimbursement only. The next round of applications will be accepted in Spring 2021. The funds must be use before December 2021.

View past winners


Bud Suddath Memorial Award

The F. L. (Bud) Suddath Memorial Award has been established by the family, friends and colleagues of Bud Suddath to stimulate graduate research in the fields of biology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering. The award, of up to $1,000 in value, is given annually to a doctoral student of Georgia Tech who has at least one year remaining in his or her doctoral program and who has demonstrated significant research achievement in the field of biology, biochemistry or biomedical engineering.


Petit Institute Interdisciplinary Research and Educational "Above and Beyond" Award

The Petit Institute Above and Beyond Awards are given to team-based individuals that demonstrate exemplary service to the institute and contribute to its warm, collaborative environment. Awards are given each year to a senior faculty member, a pre-tenure faculty member, two trainees (graduate or postdoctoral fellow) and a staff member.