The Deland Award for Student Research
Submit Application online between November 15, 2013 and February 1, 2014
The Deland Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the comparative biology of woody plants, including developmental biology, physiology, genetics, reproductive biology, or ecology. Preference is given to students whose research utilizes the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum.
Awards of up to $10,000 are granted to support student research expenses and, in some cases, living expenses incurred during the research period.
Awards are granted through a competitive review process. Selection of recipient(s) will be based on the educational background of the student and their readiness to conduct the proposed research; the quality of the proposed research; and the relevance of the proposed research to the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum.
To be considered for an award, online applications should include the following:
- Cover letter
- 1-page research statement that describes your research project and how additional funding via the Deland award would further your research aims. Include how the living collection of the Arnold Arboretum will be utilized and the names of other collaborators (in addition to your advisor).
- 1-page itemized budget
- Project time-line and anticipated start and end dates
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact information for two referees who will upload letters of recommendation.
Special Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student.
For questions about the award, Arboretum resources, research proposal or submission process, contact the selection committee (Email).
The Deland Award for Student Research is made possible by the generosity of F. Stanton Deland Jr. and the Deland family through the Deland Award Endowment.