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 highly qualified students are considered for research assistantship positions throughout the application review process. Most graduated students are offered research assistantships upon admissions to the Department of Plant Pathology.
Applications from students whose academic records are suitable for admission but for whom research assistantship funding is not currently available will remain open for 1 year.
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.
CFANS Diversity Scholars (Graduate & Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity)
CFANS is taking proactive steps to increase diversity within its graduate programs. The CFANS graduate programs have agreed to annually fund the CFANS Diversity Graduate and Professional Scholars (DGPS) program. This program will fund eleven, one-year scholarships for incoming underrepresented students of color that enroll in one of the twelve CFANS graduate programs. Support for Professional Development activities are included in the award. The goals of the program are to increase the number of underrepresented students of color applying to CFANS graduate programs, increase enrollment and retention rates of those graduate students, build a more diverse faculty, and obtain additional funding to expand the program. Contact information for specific departmental programs can be found at the Graduate Programs page. For more information, visit the CFANS website.