Potassium Fellowship Program Request for Proposals

Published online: Oct 30, 2012
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Leading fertilizer manufactures have established the Phosphorus and Potassium Graduate Fellowship programs to help fill the need for additional P and K research. This request for proposals is part of the Potassium Fellowship Program. Individual fellowships are for a maximum of $70,000 per year for a maximum of four years. Fellowships cover the tuition, fees and stipend for the institution plus expenses associated with the research project proposed. The fellowship program is supported by voluntary contributions from K fertilizer manufactures servicing the needs of the North American Corn Belt and Great Plains. Program donors are: Agrium Inc., Intrepid Potash Inc., Mosaic Company, PotashCorp, and Simplot. Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study or about to enter a graduate program in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients. Typical applicants would be seniors in a B.S. program who want to start a Ph.D. program, Master of Science candidates in their final year who want to pursue a Ph.D., or First year Ph.D. students. Eligible institutions must be degree granting and generally located within the Corn Belt or Great Plains of the U.S. or Canada. Exceptional applications from outside these regions will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit creative research proposals addressing knowledge gaps or needed synthesis of existing knowledge that are important to the contribution of K in 4R Nutrient Stewardship. Proposals involving more than one institution are encouraged. For more details on this program, please visit http://info.ipni.net/KFELLOW

For any queries or to submit your application, contact: Ms. Phyllis Pates, International Plant Nutrition Institute, 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 126, Brookings, SD 57006; email: ppates@ipni.net; phone: 605-692-6280