We are pleased to announce that the Robert van den Bosch Scholarship in support of graduate student research (GSR) will be awarded for the FY 2015/2016 season
Award: Scholarships will range from $5,000 to $20,000, based on a competitive rank of accepted proposals. The award may be used for graduate student salary, tuition and fees, laboratory help, supplies (no permanent equipment) or travel to specifically address a research objective (e.g. collecting, field work, training in an off-campus laboratory).
Due date: April 15, 2015
Category: Proposals will be reviewed in two categories.
Biological control: research that addresses the biology, ecology or application (release or conservation) of indigenous or introduced natural enemies for the suppression of pest densities.
Systematics: research on the taxonomic relationships (classical or molecular) of natural enemies that support the application of biological control.
Awarded period: An account will be established with the major professor and funds will be transferred for a start date of July 1, 2015 and an end date of June 30, 2016.
Eligibility: Doctoral candidates at UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, and UC-Riverside are welcome to apply. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy by the beginning of the award date – July 1, 2015. Past awardees who wish to apply for this year’s program should include a Progress Report and indicate how funds from previous awards have been utilized. Students can receive the Scholarship for up to three years, although past funding does not guarantee future funding.
Application: Send complete proposals as an MS Word, RTF, or PDF document (PDFs encouraged) to Dr. Kent Daane via email at email@example.com, with the subject heading “van den Bosch Scholarship.” The proposal should include the following sections:
Body of proposal (not to exceed 6 pages, double spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margins)
- Title and contact information (name, University address, email, major professor)
- Category (biological control or systematics)
- Abstract (200 word maximum)
- Objectives (one clear, concise sentence per objective).
- Justification (background and expected significance of the research)
- A statement of the expected significance of the dissertation research
- Budget (maximum of $20,000 per proposal
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages)
- Letter of reference from your major professor
- Letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with your work
Letters should be emailed separately by your reviewers to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading “van den Bosch letter for (your name)”
The Robert van den Bosch Scholarship program is now offering awards to support travel by graduate students to professional meetings (statewide, national or international) at which they will present a paper or poster on the subject of biological control
Award: Budgets for travel to a meeting should be $500.00 to $1,500.00 maximum.
Due date: Applications will be accepted anytime at least 1 month prior to the meeting date (this change in policy allows for trips that may not be easily planned 6 months in advance).
Eligibility: A maximum of two applications per year per student, or $1,500 per year per student. Candidacy is not a requirement, so all graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) at UC-Berkeley, UC-Riverside and UC-Davis are encouraged to apply.
Application: Send complete proposals as an MS Word, RTF, or PDF document (PDFs encouraged) to Dr. Kent Daane via email at email@example.com, with the subject heading “van den Bosch Scholarship.” The proposal is not to exceed two pages, single spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 pt font (excluding attachment) and should include the following sections:
Your contact information (name, University address, email, major professor)
Meeting abstract (include title, authors, and all affiliations)
Budget ($500 to $1,500)
Copy of the meeting announcement