The Deland Award for Student Research
Application deadline: 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 $5,000 or less 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, applicants should submit a concise proposal that includes 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 budget
- Project time-line and anticipated start date
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should clearly indicate the name, title, mailing address, phone, and email address of the person providing the recommendation. Letters may be sent under separate cover, provided they meet the deadline.
Electronic applications in PDF format are strongly encouraged.
Applications should be submitted to:
Faye Rosin, PhD
Director of Research Facilitation
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
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, and by Elise and Marlowe Sigal through the Cunin/Sigal Research Award Endowment.