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2018 Bayer CropScience Graduate Fellowship at California State University, Fresno, CA, USA

Type of position Masters Degree Fellowship
Employer California State University, Fresno
Location Fresno, CA, USA
Salary The fellowship awards $50,000 over two years ($25,000 annually)
Closing date of competition February 20, 2018
Date position available Fall Semester 2018
Description of duties

The fellowship recipient will work jointly with faculty in the Department of Plant Science and research scientists at the Bayer CropScience Western Field Technology Station in Fresno, CA to complete a master’s thesis focused on applied research in the field of plant health. Topics of research may include entomology, nematology, plant pathology, and/or weed science. The recipient will also receive a paid summer internship with Bayer CropScience, and will have the opportunity to present their thesis findings at Bayer’s US Central Headquarters. 


Qualifications sought

Minimum Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the agrochemical industry (undergraduate internship or similar)
  • A GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Experience or study in California agricultural commodities
  • Preference will be given to students who want to pursue a career in the plant health field in California and/or the US.
Contact for additional information Dr. Sharon Benes (sbenes@csufresno.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what 1. A cover letter highlighting why you are well suited to this position
2. A full CV
3. GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing)
4. An undergraduate transcript (unofficial or official)
5. Contact information for three professional references
Submit to To apply email the following materials to Dr. Sharon Benes (sbenes@csufresno.edu) by February 20, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the department’s decision by March 30th 2018.
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