Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship Fund
Nebraska Pasture and/or Range Management
Graduate Students (M.S., M.A.S., Ph. D.)
Request for Application
Arthur William Sampson is considered the “Father of Range Management.” He established the Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship Fund in 1947 in the University of Nebraska Foundation to award fellowships to support graduate students with a special interest in pasture and/or range management in the state of Nebraska. This year, funding is available for several fellowships for graduate students for one year (July 1 through June 30) in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, School of Biological Sciences and the School of Natural Resources or working with faculty from those units conducting research in Nebraska pasture and/or range management, including applied research (e.g., grazing management) and more basic research (e.g., nutrient dynamics) questions.
A full-time student regularly enrolled in or admitted to the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska who is seeking an advanced degree (M.S., M.A.S., or Ph.D.) in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, School of Biological Sciences or the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Students currently on either a research or teaching assistantship are eligible (.33 FTE).
The student must have specific research interest that focuses on Nebraska rangeland and pasture ecology and management.
The student must have high potential for research accomplishments in their chosen thesis, degree project or dissertation topic.
Previous recipients of Arthur W. Sampson funding are eligible and considered along with all other applicants.
The Arthur William Sampson Fellowship Award Committee is comprised of the Head, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture; Director, School of Biological Sciences; Director, School of Natural Resources; and Director, Center for Grassland Studies. The Award Committee will make the final selections.
Selection Criteria Includes:
Evidence of scholastic ability (45%);
Statement of research interest (e.g. appropriateness, potential, past experiences) (25%);
Student or professional activities (10%);
Supporting documentation provided by the student resume and the advisor letter of support (10%); and
Other (e.g. leadership, awards, honors) (10%).
Successful Applicants Agree to:
Present a seminar on their research at the Center for Grassland Studies’ Fall Seminar Series. If scheduling does not permit participation in the Center for Grassland Studies Fall Seminar Series, the student can present at a departmental/school seminar.
Include the following acknowledgement in all publications and presentations resulting from research supported under this program, “The Arthur W. Sampson Fellowship Fund (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) provided partial support for this research.”
The recipient can be identified as a Sampson Fellow.
Submission of Application
The online application deadline is on or before the end of business on March 23, with award notification taking place approximately April 1.
Contact the Center for Grassland Studies, 203 Keim Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 68583-0953, Phone: 402-472-4101, Email: email@example.com.