Lawrence Memorial Award – 2017 Nominations

Type: Prize

Name: Lawrence Memorial Award

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Application Deadline: May 01, 2017

Sponsoring Institution: The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund


The Award Committee of the Lawrence Memorial Fund invites nominations for the 2017 Lawrence Memorial Award.  Honoring the memory of Dr. George H. M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the annual Award of ($2,000) is given to support travel for doctoral dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration.

Major professors are urged to nominate outstanding doctoral students who have achieved official candidacy for their degrees and will be conducting pertinent dissertation research that would benefit significantly from travel enabled by the Award.  The Committee will not entertain direct applications.  A student who wishes to be considered should arrange for nomination by his/her major professor; this may take the form of a letter which covers supporting materials prepared by the nominee.

Supporting materials should describe briefly but clearly the candidate’s program of research and how it would be significantly enhanced by travel that the Award would support.  Letters of nomination and supporting materials, including seconding letters, should be received by the Committee no later than 1 May 2017 and should be directed to:  Dr. T. D. Jacobsen, Hunt Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 USA.

Tel. (412) 268-2434

Contact Information:
Amy Ashley-Matta

Posted: October 03, 2016