University of Florida Plant Science Symposium 2017
Travel Scholarship


Plant Science Council at the University of Florida is hosting the first annual UF Plant Science Symposium on April 13-14, 2017 as part of the DuPont Plant Sciences Symposia series. The theme of the symposium is “Harnessing Plant Diversity to Cope with a Changing Climate”. First day of the event will consist of lectures from national and international plant breeding experts, selected students from different universities, and poster session. On the second day, a field visit to the Plant Science Research & Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra, FL is planned to showcase various plant breeding activities/techniques that are currently ongoing in the field. Participants will have the opportunity to observe plant breeding activities in various crops. This symposium is geared towards students, faculty, staff, and undergraduates with an interest in plant breeding and related plant science areas. Interested individuals worldwide will be able to participate via a free-webinar broadcast, which will also be recorded and posted to the plant breeding symposium website. Four travel grants will be provided to graduate students in the United States to help cover travel expenses to attend the symposium. Travel grant recipients will be expected to present their research during the symposium (12 minutes talk followed by 3 minutes of questions). All four students will receive $500 scholarship, as well as hotel accommodation & transportation in Gainesville, FL during the symposium.



1. Applicant must be a full-time graduate student at a United States collegiate affiliated institution.

2. All applicants must send their research presentation electronically no later than April 11, 2017.

3. Students in the University of Florida system are ineligible to apply.

4. Applicants must agree to arrive before April 13th, 2017 in Gainesville, FL.


Deadline for travel awards application: Feb 15, 2017
Travel award notification: Feb 27, 2017

Deadline to submit presentations: April 11, 2017