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 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

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