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Robert A. Sheldon Memorial Award (Graduate)

The Robert A. Sheldon Memorial Fund was established in 1971 by a contribution from Dr. Joanne S. Sharpe in memory of her late husband, who was an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Zoology. This fund has traditionally supported field research for graduate students working away from campus. We will award a monetary award to one applicant that will be a reimbursement for travel or research supplies expenses. First priority will be given to a student who does not have alternative sources of funding.

Applications should include:

  1. A one page (single-spaced) description of the proposed research;
  2. A brief (1-2 page) curriculum vitae;
  3. An overall budget, detailing intended use of the Sheldon funds, how they fit in with other, non-Sheldon expenses, and how other costs will be met;
  4. A statement from the student's advisor confirming that other grant funds are unavailable to support the proposed work (this is NOT a letter of recommendation; PLEASE EMPHASIZE THIS TO YOUR ADVISOR). This letter should be included in the application and should not be sent separately.

There will be one award of $500. The funds are not available until August and the recipient must be enrolled during that time.

The Graduate Program Committee will review all applications and make the final decision. Applications should be submitted to Katherine Adams (ktswings@uga.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on April 1.

Previous winners include: Sara Heisel (2014), Cara Love (2015), Molly Fisher (2016)


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