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Financial Support for Graduate Students

Apply for the Monsanto Fellowship by January 15th.

Apply for the Bossuyt Scholarship for travel support by either June 1 or December 1.

Apply for the Eric and Louise Conn Graduate Student Award in Plant Biochemistry by January 15th.

Learn more about available Training Grants.

Learn more about financial support and academic appointments offered through the Office of Graduate Studies.

Learn more about National Institutes of Health (NIH) financial support for underrepresented graduate students.

Monsanto Fellows

Geoffrey K. Benn—2010

Rachel E. Kerwin—2010

Shahram Emami—2009

Shelby Repinski—2009

Juan Pedro Sanchez— 2009

Dario Cantu—2008

Pradeepa Gunathilake—2008

Heather Rowe—2008

Monsanto Fellowship Program

The Monsanto Fellowship stipend is available to outstanding UC Davis, College of Biological Sciences, graduate students who are preparing for a career in agricultural biotechnology. Each year, a fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.00 each. These fellowships are made possible through an endowed student fellowship fund created by a gift from the Monsanto Corporation.


To be eligible, applicants shall have declared an intention to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology. Students must be in good academic standing and are required to hold and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be full-time, registered graduate students.

Application Process

Interested students are asked to submit the following application materials:

  • One page abstract describing your research
  • Brief statement of your intentions to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology
  • A list of applicant's publications and awards
  • A copy of academic record or transcript (sisweb NOT accepted)
  • One-page letter of support from your major professor

The complete application packet should be submitted to:

Dawne Shell
College of Biological Sciences: Dean's Office

Application Deadline
January 15th

For further questions please contact Dawne Shell at (530) 752-9092 or drshell@ucdavis.edu.

You may download a PDF of the fellowship requirements here.