Purpose: Several Markham Research Awards of up
to $10,000 each are available to support research conducted by graduate
Support Areas: Markham Award funds can be used
to support research expenses including wages, service and supplies,
equipment, books, living stipend, tuition, computer support and
library services (past expenses are typically not covered). Limited
support (e.g., housing and research expenses) may also be available
for graduate students from other universities proposing short-term
research visits to the HMSC. NOTE: Funds cannot be used for student fees.
Funds must be used within 24 months of award. Award recipients are asked to prepare
a poster on proposed research at the June 2013 HMSC Markham Awards Symposium and make a
short presentation on progress or results in the following year(s). These presentations,
as well as financial reporting and other conditions, are required when accepting this
Applications will be accepted from students and
must contain the following:
- Cover Letter
- A three to four page narrative concisely describing the research
problem to be investigated: defining objectives, methods and
significance of results. The hypothesis to be tested must be clearly
stated and in the context of current knowledge based upon
pertinent literature, yet written in a form
understandable by a broad audience. Literature cited should be
included in a bibliography.
Include a description of how HMSC facilities will be used. This narrative is to be
the graduate student.
- A one-page budget;
- A one-page budget justification explaining
how funds would be expended to support your
research program. The budget justification should explicitly state the role of award
funds in light of other available funds, and how these funds will
add value to the research. It should also describe other funding,
including other scholarships, supporting the work.
- Resumé, not to exceed 2 pages;
- Letter of support from a faculty member, not to exceed 1 page.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 11, 2013
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Tel. (541) 867-0212 Fax (541) 867-0444
Applications must be submitted as a complete package by the deadline.
Electronic submission, as a single PDF file by email will also be
accepted. NOTE: Instructions for applications must be
followed exactly or the application will not be considered.
Applicants with previous awards from HMSC should clearly indicate
the level of past support, be certain that reporting requirements
have been met, and provide a paragraph describing past progress
or results (include in the statement of current financial support).
The criteria by which applicants will be evaluated include: scientific
merit (creativity, quality of science, and benefits of the research);
academic qualifications and service activity (to institution, community,
profession); use of HMSC facilities; soundness of proposed budget;
and financial need.
Markham Award announcement
in PDF format
(Adobe PDF reader)