Great news for graduate students considering pursuing a doctoral degree in life sciences, including plant sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics and other specialties. The Monsanto Company recently announced a $930,000 grant to Washington University in St. Louis for the establishment of a Monsanto graduate fellowship program that will fund seven years worth of fellowship opportunities.
The Monsanto graduate fellowships will be offered to two qualifying graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), and will include an award of up to $31,000. Monsanto fellows can receive up to three years of support, beginning after their second year of study.
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews