The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) has established an Award for outstanding graduate students in the field of basic, applied, or developmental research in genetics and plant breeding. It is administered by the Council through its Awards Committee and Board of Directors.
The Award consists of a $2,500 check, plus a travel allowance to attend the presentation ceremony at the American Seed Trade Association Corn & Sorghum and Soybean Conference in December.
The principle criteria for choosing the recipient Include:
TITLE: Entitle the document, "Nomination of ____________ for the NCCPB Graduate Student Award," inserting the name of the nominee in the blank.
NOMINEE: Include the typewritten name, university affiliation, mailing address (with zip code), and telephone number (with area code).
NOMINATOR: Include the typewritten name, signature, university affiliation, mailing address (with zip code), and telephone number (with area code).
Documentation and Qualifications of Nominee:
EVALUATION: Identify the primary contributions and accomplishments on which the nomination is based. Explain why the nominee is especially well qualified to receive the NCCPB Graduate Student Award.
SUPPORTING LETTERS: No more than three (3) one-page supporting letters will be accepted. The letters are solicited by, and are addressed to, the nominator. One copy of each letter should be attached to each of the five (5) copies of the nomination submitted. Members of the NCCPB Awards Committee are not eligible to nominate or to write supporting letters.