Announcements, Nominations and Applications, Part II

Funding Opportunities

Bullard Fellowships in Forest Research -- Harvard University

Each year Harvard University awards a limited number of Bullard Fellowships to individuals in biological, social, physical and political sciences to promote advance study, research or integration of subjects pertaining to forested ecosystems. The fellowships which include stipends up to $30,000, are intended to promote individuals in mid-career with an opportunity to utilize the resources and to interact with personnel in any department within Harvard University in order to develop their own scientific and professional growth. In recent years, Bullard Fellows have been associated with Harvard Forest, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the J. F. Kennedy School of Government and have worked in areas of ecology, forest management, policy and conservation. Fellowships are available for periods ranging from four months to one year and can begin any time in the year. Applications from international scientists, women and minorities are encouraged. Fellowship are not intended for graduate students or recent post-doctoral candidates. Further information may be obtained from: Committee on the Charles Bullard Fund for Forest Research, Harvard University, Harvard Forest, P.O. Box 68, Petersham, MA 01366 USA. Annual deadline for applications is February 1.

American Philosophical Society Grants

The American Philosophical Society makes grants towards the cost of scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those where support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. Projects likely to culminate in scholarly publications are preferred; projects in the creative or performing arts, for the general readership, and educational materials for classroom use are not eligible.

Grants cover travel to the objects of research, purchase of photoreproductions of documents, and consumable professional supplies not available at the applicant's institution. The Society makes no grants for study, salary replacement, travel to conferences, consultation with other scholars, assistance with data entry, publication or translation, or the purchase of permanent equipment, telephone calls or stationery.

Eligibility: Applicants are expected to have held the doctorate for at least one year. Foreign nationals applying from abroad must state precisely what objects of research, only available in the United States, need to be consulted.

Amount of award: averages $3,000; $6,000 maximum. In accordance with federal regulations, a 1099 miscellaneous income form will be issued for all grants that exceed $600.

Deadlines: March 1 for decisions by mid-June, October 1 for decisions by mid-January, and December 1 for decisions by mid-March.

Obtaining forms: Written requests for forms must indicate eligibility, specify the area of research, and state the proposed use of grant funds. Include a self-addressed mailing label. Telephone requests for forms cannot be honored. Write to Committee on Research, American Philosophical Society, 150 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia PA 19106.

Questions concerning the eligibility of a project or applicant are accepted at (215) 440-3429 (M, T, Th, F 9-5; W 9-1) or via e-mail to

Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Award

The Botany Department at The Field Museum invites applications for the 1998 Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Award. The award of $1000.00 is designed to assist students and young professionals to visit the Field Museum and use our extensive economic botany and systematic collections. Individuals from Latin America and projects in the field of ethnobotany or systematics of economically important plant groups will be given special consideration.

Applicants interested in the award should submit their curriculum vitae and a detailed letter describing the project for which the award is sought. The information should be forwarded to the Timothy C. Plowman Award Committee, Department of Botany, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 2496 USA and received no later than 30 September 1997. Announcement of the recipient will be made no later than 1 December 1997.

Anyone wishing to contribute to The Timothy C. Plowman Latin American Research Fund, which supports this award, may send their checks, payable to The Field Museum, c/o Department of Botany, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA. Make certain to indicate the intended fund.

For more information, contact Susan Hamnik, Administrative Assistant, Dept. of Botany, The Field Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: (312) 922-9410 ext. 314 Fax: (312) 427-2530 email:

Call for Nominations

Jeannette Siron Pelton Award

The Pelton Award Committee is actively seeking nominations for the 1998 Jeanette Siron Pelton Award in Plant Morphogenesis. This prestigious award including $1,000 prize and certificate is given to noteworthy individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the study of plant morphogenesis. The particular subdiscipline of the nominee's research may include molecular biology, cell biology, and/or organismal biology. Previous award winners are: R.H. Wetmore (1969), C.W. Wardlaw (1970), P.B. Green (1972), P.K. Hepler (1975), B.E.S. Gunning (1978), L.J. Feldman (1980), T.J. Cooke (1983), T. Sachs (1985 ), S.D. Russell (1988), E.M. Lord (1989), R.S. Poethig (1993), E.M. Meyerowitz (1994), and S. Hake (1996). Investigators under 40 years of age are generally, but not always, given considerable preference. The award is not restricted as to sex, nationality, or society affiliation of the recipient. A nominating letter should describe the nature of the nominee's contributions to the field of plant morphogenesis and include the full citations of key papers or books that have resulted in the nomination. Please send the nomination before 1 December 1997 to: Todd Cooke, Chair, Pelton Award Committee, Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. (E-mail:

The 1998 Jesse M. Greenman Award

The Greenman Award, a certificate and a cash prize of $1,000, is presented each year by the Missouri Botanical Garden. It recognizes the paper judged best in vascular plant or bryophyte systematics based on a doctoral dissertation published during the previous year. Papers published during 1997 are now being accepted for the 30th annual award, which will be presented in the summer of 1998. Reprints of such papers should be sent to Dr. P. Mick Richardson, Greenman Award Committee, Missouri Botanical Garden, P. O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299, U.S.A. In order to be considered for the 1998 award, reprints must be received by 1 June 1998.

Positions Available

Plant Cell Biology/Physiology
Truman State University

Truman State University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, starting August 1998. Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Truman; candidates should be strongly committed both to teaching and to developing an active research program involving undergraduates and M.S. students. Research laboratory and start-up funds will be provided. The successful candidate will teach a sophomore-level Cell Biology course and an upper-level Plant Physiology course, as well as participate in introductory biology courses. Research background and interests should address questions in cell biology or physiology using plant systems.

Truman has been ranked in Money magazine's top ten best college buys for the past five years. Truman is Missouri's only statewide, highly selective, public undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university. We are nationally recognized for our innovative assessment program and commitment to a broad-based liberal arts and sciences education. Students benefit from a university-wide 16:1 student/faculty ratio and opportunities to work closely with faculty conducting research. For more information about the University and the Biology Program, please visit our Home Page at

Candidates must possess a Ph.D., or have a targeted completion date, by August 1998. Complete applications include a curriculum vita, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three recent letters of reference. All application materials should be sent directly to: Dr. David R. Howard, Division of Science, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO 63501 (816-785-7500). We will start reviewing completed applications on October 6, 1997. Truman is an AA/EOE institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Plant Ecologist, Plant Taxonomist, and Lecturer in Biology
University of Northern Colorado

Applicants are sought for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. A third position for a lecturer in biology that is full-time, non-promotable, and annually renewable based upon performance also is available. Positions are contingent upon adequate funding from the state legislature and final approval by the Board of Trustees with start dates of August 19, 1998. The botany positions include instruction, scholarship, and service responsibilities. Advising and directing student research for undergraduates and graduates is required. Scholarship in content or content-based education and grant writing is expected. The plant ecologist may teach courses in general and plant ecology, and introductory biology. The plant taxonomist may teach courses in plant taxonomy, evolution, vascular plant anatomy/morphology, and introductory biology. Both positions may teach other biology courses in areas of expertise. The instructional load for the lecturer in biology will be 12 equated hours in introductory biology, human biology, anatomy/physiology and other biology/botany/zoology undergraduate courses in areas of expertise in addition to advising of undergraduate students. Application deadline is October 15, 1997. Please submit a statement of teaching philosophy, research experience and plans, three letters of recommendation, at least one addressing teaching ability, or for more information contact: Curt M. Peterson, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, 501 20th St., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639 [e-mail: cmpeter @ bentley . univnorthco . edu; (970) 351-2650; FAX: (970) 351-2335; UNC home page at]. The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community/Landscape Environmental Ecologist
The University of Western Ontario

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the general area of Plant Ecology, with specialization in communities and/or landscapes. This is an inter-disciplinary appointment in Environmental Sciences between the Departments of Geography and Plant Sciences. The successful applicant will have expertise in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and applied issues in environmental conservation. Expertise in numerical data analysis will be an asset. The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, inter-disciplinary and innovative research program.

We require a Ph.D. and appropriate post-doctoral training or equivalent experience in a research-oriented environment, a proven research record including publication in refereed journals, the ability to work with others, and demonstrated evidence of interest, ability, and enthusiasm to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the general area of Environmental Science.

Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, copies of recent significant papers and the names and addresses of three referees, together with their E-Mail, FAX, and telephone numbers. Send to Dr. R. A. Haines, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Western Science Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada N6A 5B7

Information about the departments may be accessed on: and

Consideration of applications will begin November 1, 1997 and continue until the position is filled. Starting date will be July 1, 1998, but an earlier start date is negotiable.

Positions are subject to budget approval. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Plant Biology
University of Utah

The Department of Biology at the University of Utah seeks to add two faculty in plant biology to complement and strengthen our existing program in plant sciences. The search will be divided into two broad categories: molecular and cellular plant biology and organismal plant biology. Individuals whose interests span these two areas are particularly welcome. The preferred rank is at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels and positions are available beginning July 1, 1998.

The existing plant biology faculty include strengths in cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, photosynthesis, water relations, and ecology. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the research capacity of plant sciences in a broad sense, while complementing existing programs. More information about plant biology and the department is available through the internet at

Interested applicants should send to the most appropriate search committee listed below: a curriculum vitae, a statement which includes both research and teaching interests, and names of three individuals who can evaluate the candidate's research. The search will remain open until the positions are filled, but we anticipate beginning to review completed applications on November 1, 1997.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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