Undergraduate Research Award

Mycological Society of America

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Grant amount: US $500

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2021 12:00am PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



The Undergraduate Research Award will be offered for student research covering any topic related to fungal biology (and organisms traditionally studied by mycologists) including;

  • medical mycology,
  • cell biology,
  • physiology,
  • systematics,
  • evolution,
  • genomics, and
  • ecology.

The undergraduate student awardee will conduct independent or directed research under the guidance of a research mentor. This award is open to all undergraduate students with sophomore, junior, or senior standing. 

The selection of award recipients will be based on the merit of the proposed research with special attention given to the potential of the student to contribute to existing knowledge of fungal biology. Award decisions will be based on the quality of the application and the qualifications of the individual undergraduate student who is applying. Special consideration will not be given to a student based on the specific nature of the academic institution from which they are applying. The fellowships will be selected based on scholastic achievements (with a copy of transcripts), a research proposal outlining the planned project and timeline (limited to 2 pages including references cited) and a letter of recommendation from the research mentor. The Student Award committee will select the recipient each year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student with sophomore, junior, or senior standing who is conducting research on a fungal biology topic.
  • Successful applicants will have the support of a faculty mentor.