Plant pathology graduate students have a variety of different funding opportunities ranging from research assistantships and fellowships to travel grants.
Research assistantships are available from individual faculty and most plant pathology graduate students are offered research assistantships upon admission. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, you should contact them directly to verify whether or not they will be taking on new research assistants for the academic year. Most assistantships are driven by faculty research, so it is best to contact them directly.
University of Minnesota Graduate School
The Graduate School administers funding opportunities, including fellowships, out-of-state tuition remission program for underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students, and Doctoral Dissertation fellowships.
The Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE) administers the DOVE Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year graduate students from underrepresented groups (U.S. citizens or permanent residents).
Plant Pathology Fellowships, Scholarships and Travel Grants
- The Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship for International Agriculture and the Vaala-Henry Endowment (in support of the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship in International Agriculture and the Stakman-Borlaug Center for Sustainable Plant Health) support a graduate student who is focusing on international agriculture.
- Graduate students in plant pathology are eligible to apply for departmental scholarships and travel grants. The application process for scholarships and travel grants begins in March of each year and awards are generally announced in April.