Robert L. Johnson Memorial Research Grant

 
 

Robert L. Johnson Memorial Research Grant

Overview

The Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society (MAPMS) is currently accepting applications for the Robert L. Johnson Memorial graduate student research grant. Each year MAPMS will consider applications for agraduate student grant of up to $10,000.  Funds are collected through donations, sponsorships and various activities at the annual conference.

The research grants will be competitively awarded to qualified graduate students pursuing a degree in aquatic plant management or related field at any accredited university or college, or independent research which contributes to the mission of the Society. MAPMS will consider all applications pertaining to research dealing with aquatic plant management, including ecology or biology of aquatic plants, and chemical, mechanical, or biological control of aquatic weeds. Winners will be announced at the annual conference each year, and all recipients are required to present their research findings at the annual conference the following year.

General Instruction Guidelines for Applicants

1. The main body of the proposal should not exceed five (5) pages and should include the following sections
a. Purpose and Justification for the Project
b. Objectives (and/or questions and Hypotheses)
c. Methods or Approach
d. Timeline
e. Budget
f. Plans for Publication of Results
2. Applicant should include resumés of the faculty applicant and graduate student (if known) and should not exceed two
(2) pages each.
3. The Principal Investigator may include copies of up to five (5) of their most recent peer reviewed publications if they wish, but are not required. The grant proposal will be judged based on the following criteria:
a. Quality and feasibility of the scientific approach
b. Applicability to management of aquatic plants and algae in the           Midwest Region
c. Likelihood of publication
d. Potential of applicants to continue in aquatic plant management activities or involvement in the future of the Society.

For more information, please contact:
Eddie Heath
Student Affairs Committee Chair
eheath@onterra-eco.com

Recent Winners

2018
$7,500, Greg Chorak, Montana State University (not pictured)

$2,500, Dalton Sink, MS Student at University of Michigan-Flint (Pictured below). “Effects of Nitrifying Bacteria in Limiting Cyanobacteria Growth.”

2017- Ryan Van Goethem, MS Student at Michigan Technological University,

Department of Biological Sciences. “Seasonal Dynamics of Littoral Primary Production and Effects of Invasive Macrophytes in North-Temperate Lakes”

2016- A tie for 1st Place

  • $3750- Ciera Kinley. Clemson University.
  • 3750-Jeff Pashnick. Montana State University.

2015- $5,000 Research Grant : Kyla Iwinski, Clemson University
$2,500 Research Grant: Alyssa Calomeni, Clemson University

2014– Developing Management Recommendations for Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata L.f Royle) in the Ross Barnett Reservoir: A Community Approach, Bradley T. Sartain

2013–  Factors Influencing Native Aquatic Plant Re-vegetation Success for Enhanced Sport Fish Habitat, Justin J. Nawrocki, North Carolina State University