PRI Travel Award Program


The Plant Resilience Institute is sponsoring five $1000 travel awards for MSU graduate students engaged in research in plant resilience in the Fall 2018 semester. To qualify for a travel award, you must be a graduate student currently enrolled at MSU in a plant science-related graduate program 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 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 should attend this meeting, the amount of matching funds available, and speak to the history of other meetings the student 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 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 oncampus 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.

All applications are due by 5 PM Friday September 28, 2018.

Please send any questions on the application to