PRF Faculty Grants

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for PRF International Travel Grant awards for Phase 2 (January-June 2020 meetings).

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the College of Agriculture is providing 20 grants of up to $1000 to help support faculty participation in international meetings occuring between July 2010 and June 2020.  Last February, thirteen awards were allocated during Phase 1 for July-December meetings. For Spring 2020, seven faculty travel grants are available for meetings taking place between January and June.  Grant application guidelines were provided to all departments via email. The deadline for Phase 2 grants is 5pm, Monday, September 23, 2019. Submission may be via hard copy or email to  An applicant may apply before receiving confirmation of their meeting role, but will need to provide confirmation of their participation before using the award. Note that PRF guidelines state that "a faculty member may not have two International Travel Grants in one fiscal year." Recipients of awards in Phase I are not eligible for Phase 2 awards. Please contact Lonni Kucik in IPIA (48461; if you have any questions regarding the PRF IT Grant Program. Announcement and application materials for the PRF IT Grant Competition may be accessed via the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Internal Funding website.

D. Woods Thomas Memorial Scholarship

The D. Woods Thomas Memori​al Scholarship was set-up in 1993 by family and friends of Dr. D. Woods Thomas, former Dean of International Programs in Agriculture, to honor him by providing support and encouragement for U.S graduate students doing research or studying in a developing country.

2019 Recipients-Dale's-faculty+heads small.jpg2019 Award Recipients

On March 25, 2019, IPIA hosted a reception to honor three graduate students, Jacie Grant (ANSC), Meagan Rathjen (FRN) and Kirsten Roe (FNR/AGEC), who received $1000 scholarships to support their research focused in developing countries.  The students shared their backgrounds and their international research proposals.  Faculty sponsors and department heads attended to support their students. A special treat for all attendees was meeting and hearing from D. Woods Thomas's daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Clark Dale.  Leslie expressed heartfelt appreciation for the students' interest in working in developing countries.  She relayed how "pleased" her father would be to know his legacy continues to encourage students to engage with stakeholders in developing countries to help solve issues.  

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