APMS Netherland

Graduate Student Research Grant

2024 Michael D. Netherland


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Subject Matter: A graduate student research grant (GSRG) in the area of aquatic plant or algae management or
ecology is being offered by the Aquatic Plant Management Society. Co-sponsors of this academic award include
regional APMS chapters: Florida, MidSouth, Midwest, Northeast, South Carolina, Texas, and Western.

Objective: Provide a grant for a full-time graduate student to conduct research in aquatic plant or algae
management techniques (used alone or integrated with other management approaches)or in aquatic ecology
related to the biology or management of regionally or nationally recognized nuisance aquatic vegetation
(macrophytes, algae, or cyanobacteria).

Applicants: Solicitation for proposals is open to any full-time faculty member and/or graduate student of an
accredited U.S. academic institution. A faculty sponsor mustbe identified if the application is submitted by a
graduate student.

Amount: $40,000 (APMS does not pay overhead or indirect charges).

Duration: Two (2) years ($20,000 per year).

Proposal Deadline: Applications must be received by the APMS GSRG Coordinator no later than May 31, 2024.
Guidelines for Proposals:Proposals should contain a concise statement of the project, including its purpose and
justification, as well as sections that discuss study objectives, methodology, schedule, budget, and planned
publication of results. The résumé of the faculty applicant and graduate student (if known) should not exceed two
(2) pages each. Proposals should not exceed ten (10) pages, and must be signed by the applicant (principal
investigator) and an appropriate university official. Include copies or links of your five (5) most recent peer
reviewed publications.

Please submit a pdf file of your full application via email to Lyn Gettys,
APMS Vice President at: [email protected]

Award: Notification of award will be provided to the faculty member in time to make arrangements to attend the
APMS 64th Annual Meeting (July 14-18, 2024 – Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, St. Petersburg, FL). Formal
announcement of the recipient will be made at the Annual Meeting, with initiation of the grant scheduled for the
2024-2025 academic year. Payments in the amount of $20,000 will be made before January 31st
of 2025 and 2026.

Requirements: Semi-annual progress reports must be submitted to APMS prior to June 30th
and December 31st for each year of the grant. The faculty member and student must participate in at least one APMS
Board of Directors meeting and attend the APMS Annual Meeting. The student must present results of the funded
research at least one time over the duration of the grant, although it is preferred that presentations are made annually.
Upon completion, a final report must be submitted to APMS.

For more information on the APMS Michael D. Netherland Graduate Student Research Grant

Visit the APMS website: https://apms.org


Dr. Lyn Gettys
APMS Vice President
[email protected]