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Graduate students in EEOB receive financial support from a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, a nd teaching assistantships. New applicants may compete for special Graduate College fellowships and research assistantships, which often include additional stipends, scholarship support for tuition, and research funds. All graduate students on a ssistantships for at least 3 months during each semester are given resident tuition status. For the academic year beginning in fall 2005 Ph.D. students will receive a Graduate College Scholarship for 75% of tuition and this benefit becomes 100% of tuition in fall 2006. For M.S. students the benefit is 50% of tuition. Students may receive higher tuition benefits depending on specific research funds available and additional scholarships.
EEOB students may apply for a scholarship in support of appropriate travel (for research or to scientific meetings and conferences) or other educational opportunities by submitting application materials to: Chair, EEOB Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, an explanation of the request and dollar amount (typically $100-$250), and a statement of how this opportunity contributes to short and long-term educational goals. Applications will be considered twice annually, with deadlines of December 1 and April 1.
Other sources of support
Professional Advancement Grants, Travel Grants, Research Grants (The Graduate College
PSI Fellowship - the Plant Science Institute Award is awarded to outstanding students with strong interests in plant life or utilization of plant life.
Biotechnology Fellowships - awarded to graduate students with excellent GRE scores and GPA's.
Graduate Minority Assistantships - awarded to under-represented minority graduate students by theGraduate College.
William R. Clark Award - awarded annually to a current graduate student to support research costs. Competition announced in spring by EEB Supervisory Committee.
Other information may be found at: ISU's Student Funding Resources.