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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All documentation must be in English and in electronic format (i.e., pdf, MS Word).
Application deadline: March 1, 2015.