Floyd Plant and Fungal Biology Summer Fellowship Requirements

Floyd Plant and Fungal Biology Summer Fellowship

This award is made possible thanks to a bequest from Dixie Westlake Floyd, the wife of Colonel Bayard Franklin Floyd.


The Floyd Plant Summer Fellowship is available for students conducting thesis research related to plant or fungal biology in Biology faculty labs. Doctoral students may be from any graduate program; master's students must be from a Biology graduate program.

To be eligible students must be making progress towards their degree and be engaged full-time in dissertation or thesis-related activities (research and/or classwork) during the summer.

Note: Students whose research deals with plant-microbe interactions and focuses mostly on the microbial side should apply for the Floyd Microbiology Fellowship.


The award is a stipend and varies depending on the applicant’s departmental stipend. (Students can accept competitive awards on top of these funds without being penalized.)