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Student Handbook

For frequently asked questions about coursework and defending your thesis, check what students have written.  All requirements are formalized in the Graduate Student Handbook.

Fellowships & Grants

Below is a list of fellowships that are specifically available to BPP graduate students. This information was derived from the Graduate School Graduate Fellowships, Scholarships, and Financial Aid webpage.

Only one application is necessary to be considered for the Portland Garden Club, Moldenke, Bonnie C. Templeton and Hardman scholarships. Separate applications are required for the Anita Summers award, Larry Moore, and the Leslie and Vera Gottlieb award.


Leslie and Vera Gottlieb Research Fund in Plant Evolutionary Biology
Award: $5000
General criteria: graduate student support for both laboratory and field research in evolutionary biology and population genetics, systematics and phylogenetic studies, comparative analyses of development, and physiological and biochemical studies of plant adaptations.
Application date: May
Contact: Dr. Aaron Liston, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-5301


Hardman Award for Native Plant Research
Award: up to $1,500
General criteria: graduate student research projects in systemic botany that contribute to understanding of evolutionary development or regional native plant variation within species or species complexes and studies of flowering plants considered choice or rare, or that are depleted in range and need study, or require propagation for enrichment of the native range and for use in botanical gardens or other suitable preserves will be favored. In addition, botanical investigations of paleological, geographical, climatological, edaphic and biotic factors as the environmental requirements of specific variant adaptations that can be identified are most suitable subjects of conservation research. 
Application date: January
Contact: Dr. Aaron Liston, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-5301


Moldenke Fund for Plant Systematics
Award: up to $1500
General criteria: graduate student travel to herbaria to study preserved plants, and travel to field sites to collect specimens for plant systematics research.
Application date: January
Contact: Dr. Aaron Liston, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-5301


Larry Moore Award for Graduate Education in Plant Pathology
Award: up to $500
General criteria: support of graduate education in plant pathology
Application date: April
Contact: Dr. Lynda M. Ciuffetti, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-2188.


Portland Garden Club Katherine R. Pamplin Scholarship Fund
Award: $1000
General criteria: undergraduate/graduate student research project involving/but not limited to aspects of native plant biology, rare and endangered plant conservation and environmental effects on native plants.
Application date: April
Contact: Dr. Aaron Liston, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-5301 


Anita Summers Graduate Student Travel Fund
Award: $300
General criteria: for attendance at professional meetings where the recipient has a specific responsibility such as presenting a poster or paper, or participating in a discussion as an invited participant.
Application date: November and March
Contact: Dr. Lynda M. Ciuffetti, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-2188.


The Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton Endowment
Award: up to $1,500
General criteria: graduate student research in systematics.
Application date: January
Contact: Dr. Aaron Liston, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, OSU, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902; 541-737-5301.