Horticulture Plant Science Excellence Graduate Fellowship

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Application Deadilne: April 13, 2017


The Horticulture Plant Science Excellence Graduate Fellowship is a 1-year assistantship available to outstanding incoming masters or doctoral students in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University for the study of fundamental biological processes of horticultural relevance using molecular or other advanced research tools.  The goal of the assistantship is to maintain the Horticulture Department’s competitiveness in the global plant science arena. The funds are to be used for the recruitment of highly qualified new students; however, if suitable applicants are not evident the award can be made to a student already enrolled. The assistantship is available for fall 2017 or spring 2018 admission.


The assistantship covers tuition and health benefits for one year, and will be awarded to a new recipient each year. Candidates and potential graduate advisors in the department (see www.hrt.msu.edu/directory-faculty) should communicate to evaluate research opportunities and suitability of fit in their graduate programs. To be considered, the graduate advisor should contact the Horticulture Graduate Committee and identify the applicant. It is expected that the major professor will secure funding for the remainder of the student’s program. Applicants not already enrolled must have a completed or near completed application uploaded to GAMS that includes a resume, college transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (foreign students only), and three letters of reference. The decision to award the Horticulture Plant Science Graduate Assistantship lies with the Graduate Programs Committee, who will evaluate applications April 13, 2017. 


For additional information, contact graduate secretary Cheryl Neuhardt (neuhard1@msu.edu) or graduate programs director Dr. Randolph Beaudry (email: beaudry@msu.edu; 517-353-0303).


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