Graduate Student Fellowship Semester Support – International Center for Tropical Botany

The International Center for Tropical Botany (ICTB) has 6 Fellowships to support graduate students in either summer or fall, 2016. We request proposals detailing what you would accomplish in this semester and how this fits into your research program. Proposed projects should have clear links to tropical botany and should further the mission of the ICTB (ictb.fiu.edu). Graduate students whose mentor does not belong to the ICTB but who work in tropical and subtropical environments (terrestrial and aquatic) are welcome to apply.

To submit a research proposal, provide a 1 page narrative describing your research project, what you would do with a semester of support and how this advances your research trajectory, as well as how the research supports the ICTB mission and objectives. The proposal should begin with a title, followed by your name, your department and degree program, and your mentor, and the semester for which you are requesting support (Summer or Fall). Conclude your application with a copy of your current CV (no more than two pages, appended to your proposal).

Submit proposals by end of day, Friday, April 8. Proposals should be e-mailed to the Chairperson of the ICTB Academic Advisory Committee, Dr. Jennifer Richards ( richards@fiu.edu ) and copied to the Director of the ICTB, Dr. Chris Baraloto ( cbaralot@fiu.edu ). Begin the subject-line of your e-mail with your last name then initials, underscore, ICTB_Fellowship (, e.g., SmithAB_ICTB_Fellowship).

Proposals will be evaluated by the FIU members of the Academic Advisory Committee of the ICTB, and results will be announced by April 17, 2016. The ICTB plans to support 6 Fellowships. Recipients will be required to present a summary of their research in a Plant Talk seminar in the 2016-17 academic year; length of this talk is flexible (20 min to the full hour).