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Plant Resilience Institute Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards for Spring and Fall 2019

The Plant Resilience Institute is sponsoring $1000 travel awards for MSU graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in research in plant resilience in the Spring and Fall 2019 semesters. To qualify for a travel award, you must be a graduate student currently enrolled at MSU in a plant science-related graduate program or a MSU postdoctoral research associate working on plant resilience. Travel grants will be awarded based upon the applicant's statement expressing how attending an event will enhance their career and research, as well as letters of recommendation from their primary advisor and another professional mentor (other than the primary advisor) as to why this student or postdoctoral fellow would benefit from attending this meeting.

All awardees must present a poster or talk and acknowledge support of the Plant Resilience Institute.

Letters from the primary advisor should state why the student or postdoctoral fellow should attend this meeting, the amount of matching funds available, and speak to the history of other meetings the student or postdoctoral fellow has attended. Multiple applications from the same lab are highly discouraged and only one award per lab will be made.

Letters from the other professional mentor should comment on the merits of the student's or postdoctoral fellow's research and the importance at this stage of the student's career to attend this meeting. To apply, go to: (Note, this URL will only work from onc ampus or a MSU VPN connection. And you must use your MSU Net ID to log on.) You will need to provide information on the meeting, an abstract of your presentation, a curriculum vitae/resume, a reference letter from an advisor, and a second reference letter from mentor other than their advisor.

There will be two calls for nominations:

The first deadline for applications is 5 PM Monday April 15, 2019 with award decisions made by May 1, 2019 for travel between 5/1/19 and 4/30/20.

The second deadline for applications is 5 PM Monday September 30, 2019 with award decisions made by October 15, 2019 for travel between 10/16/19 and 10/15/20. 

Please send any questions on the application to