NEW! Undergraduate Research Prize (URP)

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New!  Undergraduate Research Prize (URP)

The URP is ASPT's new undergraduate research prize (initiated in Jan 2013), where up to three ($300) prizes may be awarded each spring for an outstanding, independent research project in plant systematics (broadly interpreted) completed by an undergraduate student within the last 2 years.

Prize Description: Up to three prizes ($300 each) will be awarded for an outstanding, independent research project in plant systematics (broadly interpreted) completed by an undergraduate student within the last 2 years.

Applicant criteria: Must be a current or former student who completed the research as an undergraduate within the last 2 years, with the guidance/mentorship of an ASPT member.

Nomination: An ASPT member in good standing must nominate the student by completing Part A of the application form, and by writing a nomination letter in support of the student.

Application materials: The student should submit a completed application form (including a personal statement outlining the research study, its results, and implications -- 2 pages max), and supporting documentation (poster, abstract, papers), if applicable. The student should also provide the name and affiliation of a second individual who will provide a letter of reference (the first letter should be from the nominating ASPT member). This second reference should be faculty, staff, or a postdoc familiar with the research, and the nominated student should arrange with both writers to have their letters sent to Erin Tripp at erin.tripp@colorado.edu. All documentation must be in English and in electronic format (i.e., pdf, MS Word).

Application deadline: March 1, 2015.

Send all application materials to: Erin Tripp, University of Colorado. Email: Letters of reference should be sent separately by the two referees.

Download APPLICATION FORM here

 
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