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.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • 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 Deadlines

Applications must be submitted through AcademicWorks no later than April 6, 2020.

Applications will be posted in early Spring 2020. For more information email: agerson@bio.umass.edu or by snail mail to:

The Peter K. Hepler Research Scholarship
c/o Alex Gerson
Dept. of Biology
Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003