Ashton Award for Student Research
Submit Application online between November 15, 2013 and February 1, 2014
The Ashton Award for Student Research supports investigations by graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology.
Awards of up to $2,000 are granted to support student research expenses.
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 mission 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 Aston Award would further your research aims. Include 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
Award available to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
For questions about the award, Arboretum resources, research proposal or submission process, contact the selection committee (Email).
The Ashton Award for Student Research is made possible by the generosity of Professor Peter Ashton and his wife Mary Ashton through the Peter and Mary Ashton Training Fund.