The Jean H. Langenheim Graduate Fellowship in Plant Ecology and Evolution is a merit-based award open to graduate students studying the ecology and evolution of plants at the individual, population, or community levels. The award is for students working in either natural or agricultural terrestrial ecosystems, addressing questions on natural processes or human-plant interactions, using either modern or paleobotanical approaches. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate training, but they must be in good standing in their department. A student who has previously received the award may reapply, but may not receive the award more than three times. The maximum award will be a quarter GSR (or equivalent funds in research expenses), which will be granted either to one student or split among up to several students, as decided by the selection committee. The award may be used in the summer immediately following the committee decision.

Apply by January 12th, 2024 at midnight.
Selection criteria
  • Past and continuing evidence of research accomplishments
  • Ability for the award to substantially improve a student’s progress
  • Financial need
  • Priority will be given to students for whom the award will create the opportunity to engage in full-time research in the lab or the field.

How to apply

Please fill out this application form.
Incomplete or late applications will not be eligible for consideration.
Award decisions will be made by a committee that includes faculty from both EEB and ENVS

Application form