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Entomology Summer Scholarship.

Application deadline April 2, 2018

Click here for information and instructions prior to submitting the Entomology Summer Scholarship application

Once again, the program is fortunate to have enough Endowment funds to offer Entomology Summer Scholarships this year.  Thanks to the Deal Fund (and other Entomology Endowment funds), we are going to offer summer scholarships of $3500.00 to $6000.00 each, depending on the number of worthy proposals and proposal merit. These scholarships are only open to degree-seeking graduate students whose advisers are in the Entomology teaching group, or students studying a bona fide entomological topic (as determined by the selection committee).*  The scholarships are intended to support work toward a concrete goal or task

Students who received summer scholarships in previous years are encouraged to apply again, but will be judged at a slightly lower priority than students who have not recently received substantial Endowment support.  Students who have had four years of summer support are at lowest priority, and are unlikely to receive more than token funding without a specific statement justifying long-term support along with a detailed and specific supporting statement from their advisor.  Students who already have significant summer support for summer 2018 (e.g., GTAs, RAs) are not eligible for these awards.  Students who have limited or partial summer support must state the amount of such support and state how it may be used: travel, living expenses, etc. (Use the Prior Entomology Awards box to enter this information)

Students who receive awards are required to submit a written progress report (by Sept. 8, 2018), and present an informal talk next academic year describing their work and any available results at some regular gathering, such as the Entomology informal seminar (“bug lunch”). We will try to make our decisions within two weeks of the deadline.

The application must include:

  • - description of summer research plans (2 to 3 pages)
  • - timetable for carrying out these plans over the summer
  • - statement of entomological relevance
  • - a list of prior Entomology Endowment support and amounts, if applicable

Also, please have the following sent directly to Andrew Short:

  • - a letter of support from your major professor (e-mail is sufficient)

For more information contact Andrew Short ((aezshort@ku.edu


*The support committee strongly encourages any grad student who has not had BIOL 500, or equivalent, to enroll in BIOL 500 this fall.  BIOL 500 or an equivalent general insect biology course will become a prerequisite for Entomology Summer Scholarships in the future.



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