Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) at Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward
M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Areas of research include the chemically-mediated host colonization and mating behavior of wood-boring insects affecting
Funding for the van Eck Scholarships is provided by the Fred M. van Eck Foundation for Purdue University whose purpose is to support research in the genetic improvement of high-value North American hardwood tree species.
Ideal students should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about working in the areas of chemical and behavioral ecology. Candidates should have
well-developed quantitative skills, knowledge and experience in the biological sciences, a GPA of at least 3.2 and a top-tier GRE score.
Assistantships will be awarded at $18,000 (M.S.) and $20,500 (Ph.D.) per year. In addition, an annual budget ($10,000) will be available for research support and a laptop computer will be provided for the duration of the scholarship.
For admission for fall semester 2013, applications must be received by November 16, 2012 (M.S. and Ph.D). Interested individuals should contact me
directly via email (email@example.com) to discuss their background, qualifications, and research interests. Please also provide a short (one
page) letter of interest and a CV that includes cumulative GPA, GRE scores and contact information for at least three references.
More information on this scholarship opportunity can be found at www.htirc.org. If selected for a van Eck Scholarship, we will notify you to
make formal application to Purdue University.