The Frank L. Howard Undergraduate Research Fellowship was established to encourage the involvement of undergraduate students in plant pathology research and to encourage students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in plant pathology. The fellowship will be awarded for the Summer or an academic school term.
Status: 2013 application process is now CLOSED.Deadline: Applications need to be submitted by January 28, 2013.Award Amount: One award of $1,000Notification: Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2013 of the award results.
One award of $1,000 will be made for support of undergraduate research to be conducted over a minimum of one summer or school term. The funds may be used for stipend (3 months) and research budget expenses. Awards will be made to the cooperating laboratory or department in the student’s name for their use as allocated in the budget. Funds may be placed in Foundation accounts if deemed more efficient by the student’s institution.
The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student. Students are not required to be in a plant pathology major, but they should be in a related field or area of biological sciences.
Applicants must complete an application and provide the following:
The faculty sponsor must be a member of APS and have an ongoing research program. The faculty sponsor should review the research proposal with special attention to the budget and the distribution of funds. In addition, the sponsor must provide a letter of reference stating his/her willingness to supervise the project and to provide resources above those requested in the proposal. The sponsor or student should present results from the research at a regional or national APS meeting.
Competitive students must demonstrate:
Preference will be given to proposals in which:
The research should have the potential to contribute to the mentor’s ongoing research program.Deadline: Application packages must be received by January 28, 2013.
Six copies of the completed application, proposal materials, academic transcripts, cover letter and faculty letter of support should be forwarded to:
Jason Woodward Associate ProfessorTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Tech University1102 East FM 1294 Lubbock, TX 79403
Selection will be made by a committee composed of members of the APS Teaching Committee and an APS Foundation representative.