The application portal is closed.

Forms can be found below in the future for the 2022 program.

If you  have questions about the application process please contact:

  • For Entomology: Holly King - hollyking [at]
  • For Horticulture: Amy Andersen- ada10 [at]
  • For Plant Pathology/Plant Microbe-Biology: Kate Keagle - kev35 [at]
  • Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for USDA NIFA funds in this program. Non-US citizens, especially Cornell CALS students, may be eligible for funding from other sources.
  • The submission deadline for all application related material is February 5, 2022.
  • Academic reference letters are due by: February 12, 2022.
  • Acceptance notifications will be issued by March 12, 2022.

​If you apply to more than one program – Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology – you must complete the entire application process for each program. This means tailoring each application to the appropriate program.