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The Dan Montgomery Graduate Student Award

The Dan Montgomery Graduate Student Award is given to a graduate student conducting research. Funds from the award may be used to provide support for a graduate student stipend (up to 60% of award max) and their research (research assistant(s), travel, supplies, etc.). The funds must be used while the student is enrolled at Boise State and actively engaged in thesis research (preferably data collection).

Eligibility

All currently enrolled Department of Biological Sciences MS Biology or MS Raptor Biology students who have not received this award in a previous year.

To Apply

Applications will be submitted directly the the Biology Graduate Programs by March 16th, 2018 to compete for funding to be awarded in April. Please submit your application to: DBSGraduate@boisestate.edu with “Award Application” as the subject line.

Review the list of past Dan Montgomery Graduate Student award recipients

The Michael W. Butler Ecological Research Award

Mike Butler graduated from the MS Raptor Biology program at Boise State, received a PhD from Arizona State University, and is now a faculty member at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. This endowed scholarship in Mike’s name is presented annually to a deserving graduate student actively engaged in ecological research in either the MS Biology or MS Raptor Biology program. Funds from this award can be used for a summer research stipend, research supplies and equipment, or for travel in pursuit of research. Ideally the breakdown of funds should be approximately 70% stipend and 30% for research supplies, equipment, and travel related expenses.

Eligibility

MS Biology or MS Raptor Biology students. Students are eligible to apply for their first two summers of MS thesis research but can receive the award only once. Preference will be given to a student meeting the following criteria:

  • Engaged in research in the area of plant and/or animal ecology
  • An active and helpful participant in department affairs.
  • A regular attendee of departmental seminars.
  • Making timely progress toward completion of their thesis/dissertation.

To Apply

Applications will be submitted directly the the Biology Graduate Programs by March 16th, 2018 to compete for funding to be awarded in April. Please submit your application to: DBSGraduate@boisestate.edu with “Award Application” as the subject line.

Review the list of past Michael W. Buttler Ecological Research award recipients

Contact Us

Questions about the Dan Montgomery or Michael W. Butler fellowships may be directed to dbsgraduate@boisestate.edu