John M. Webster Outstanding Student Award
Since 2007, Dr. John M. Webster has annually sponsored an award to recognize a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in his/her thesis work as well as other skills necessary to be a well-rounded scholar.
2023 Call for Applicants
The Nathan A. Cobb Foundation is pleased to request nominations for The John M. Webster Outstanding Student Award for 2023. This award is to recognize a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in his/her thesis research in Nematology as well as other skills necessary to be a well-rounded scholar.
Students in their final year of a Master’s or Ph.D. degree shall be eligible for this award and shall be nominated by a mentor or peer. The nomination will include a letter from the nominator, and a one-page description of his/her research written by the student. The nomination letter should describe the student’s educational background, grade point average, contributions and merit; a brief CV (e.g., 2 pages) should also be included.
The recipient of the award will receive a plaque and will make a 30-minute oral presentation of their research at the 62nd annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists in Columbus, Ohio in July 2023. The presentation will be designated in the Program and Abstracts book as the John Webster Outstanding Student Presentation. The recipient may also present a different aspect of their research in the Student Paper or Poster Competition.
The deadline for receiving nominations is midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on April 1, 2023.
Please send nominations via e-mail to Lesley.Schumacher@usda.gov
Vice-Chair of the N.A. Cobb Foundation
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