Nominations for Wis. Potato Board Distinguished Grad Fellowship reopened – due May 1

The College is reissuing the call for nominations for the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board-Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship award for the 2009-10 academic year. This Fellowship was endowed for the purpose of funding a graduate fellowship in potato research.

The recipient of this award must be a full-time graduate student enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and must be participating in potato research. Preference shall be given to students in the Departments of Horticulture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Life Sciences Communications, and Agricultural and Applied Economics, but outstanding students from other disciplines who are doing potato research will be considered. The recipient is also expected to participate in meetings and events of the potato industry.

  1. Nomination materials should include a nomination form cover page, the student’s curriculum vita, the student’s graduate transcript, a one-page research project description written for a non-specialist by the candidate, and a nomination letter from the major advisor. Research publications that are submitted, in press or published, may be added to the nomination package.
  2. Nominees selected will hold the fellowship for one year, September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.
  3. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel representing CALS and the Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. The panel will recommend a recipient to the Dean of CALS.
  4. Six copies of the nomination are due Friday, May 1, 2009, in 240 Agricultural Hall, CALS Research Division.

View this opportunity on the CALS Research Division website:

Please contact Richard Straub (260-0689, with questions about the nomination process. We look forward to receiving outstanding nominations for this Wisconsin Potato Board-Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.