Philip R. White Memorial Award

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  • The Philip White Memorial Award is a study award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent pioneer, teacher and researcher in plant cell and tissue culture techniques.
  • The fund is to be used to supplement expenses for a student to further study plant tissue culture by acquiring specialized training in a plant-tissue-culture related technique not available at his/her home institution, by traveling to another laboratory. A stipend of up to $650 is awarded yearly for travel to, and training at, an institution of the awardee’s choice. It should not be used to supplement living expenses at a home institution.
  • The award can be used to supplement other awards or scholarships, provided such other awards are not total payment for training.
  • It must be used for direct training in a technique that involves plant tissue culture.
  • Applicants for the award must substantiate that the training will extend their ability to perform research and/or development in a field which requires plant tissue culture. Applicants must be able to demonstrate interest and scholastic achievement,.
  • Please note that this is not restricted to U.S. residents.

Applicants need to provide via email:

  • A statement of objectives and past training
  • Type of training they will receive and where
  • A letter from the volunteer trainer indicating that they will agree to train the person in specific tissue culture techniques at a specific site and a specific time period
  • A list of funds needed for travel to the training site (airfare, hotels, meals, etc.)
  • Letters of recommendation from two sources who are familiar with the applicants prior training and can substantiate that the applicant is a student


Your submission should be sent to:

Student Awards
Society for In Vitro Biology
514 Daniels St., Suite 411
Raleigh, NC 27605

Application Deadline is January 31.

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