Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship
The Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship supports undergraduate research on a biological question in a laboratory or field setting outside of the United States. Funds can be used to support travel, lodging, food, equipment, and supplies.
- be a UMass student in good standing in a major in the College of Natural Sciences.
- be pursuing research addressing a question in the biological sciences.
- propose a research experience outside of the United States.
- identify a Research Mentor.
- present their research results in a venue determined by the Research Mentor during the semester following their return to the US.
Application Materials and Process
Students should submit the following items as their application packet:
- Research Plan of 400 words or less stating what the student wants to do and why the chosen overseas location is ideal for this work.
- Completed Budget Projection Worksheet.
- Current transcript.
- Documentation from the overseas organization, laboratory, or research group.
- Letter of support from Research Mentor for the research project and the applicant.
Applications are due March 15, 2017 and should be submitted by email to email@example.com or by snail mail to:
The Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship
c/o Duncan Irschick
Dept. of Biology
Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
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