Graduate Student Research Funding

CAFNR William R. Lamberson Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation and MS Thesis Awards

The CAFNR Research Council reviews nominations for these awards and make the final selection. Award recipients receive an honorarium of $1,000 and a certificate.

CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Office of Research offers CAFNR Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (C-DRIG) of up to $2,000 to support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by doctoral students in the College. Eligible students will have completed their coursework and have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy within six months of the C-DRIG awards.

CAFNR Matching Assistantship Program (C-MAP)

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR) desires to increase the number of PhD students and postdoctoral research scholars to strengthen these AAU metrics and to further strengthen the CAFNR research community. As an initial step, CAFNR Office of Research is pleased to announce the CAFNR Matching Assistantship Program (C-MAP) to support efforts of CAFNR faculty to attract highly competitive PhD students. CAFNR will release two calls annually for the competition for C-MAP.

George Washington Carver Matching Assistantships

The George Washington Carver Matching Assistantship for Graduate Studies seeks to attract and support under-represented scholars into MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU. The recipients will be officially recognized as the “George Washington Carver Graduate Fellows”. The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture.

Division-specific Funding

Each division has opportunities with specific requirements. Check the division website or contact the graduate studies director with questions.