MSA Graduate Fellowship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

Mycological Society of America

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a student member of the Mycological Society of America.
  3. Must be pursuing a career in mycology, the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.
  4. Must be a Ph.D. candidate.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. and international students who are Ph.D. candidates. Students must be student members of the Mycological Society of America and be pursuing a career in mycology (the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi).

Application requirements for the MSA Graduate Fellowship Program are:

  • Recommendation letter (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Study plan
Additional Information: There are three different awards in the MSA Graduate Fellowship Program: the Backus Award, the Memorial NAMA Fellowship and the MSA Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded annually to promising graduate students in mycology. Please note: The Memorial NAMA Fellowship comes with the stipulation that the awardee prepare an article for McIlvainea. Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of his/her scholastic merit, research abilities and promise shown as a mycologist. Applicants must be student members of the MSA, candidates for the Ph.D., and residents during the tenure of the fellowship in a university in Canada or the United States. Previous recipients of these fellowships are not eligible to apply.

Award Amount: One Backus Award will be awarded in the amount of $1,000, two MSA Graduate Fellowships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000, and one Memorial NAMA Fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 15, 2021

Information on the MSA Graduate Fellowship can be found on the Mycological Society of America (MSA) website. Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Dr. Nancy Weber
Address: 2160 N.W. Beechwood Place Corvallis, Oregon 97330-1001

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