O'Keeffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship for Honey Bee Health

Through a generous donation of the E. B. O'Keeffe Charitable Foundation, we are announcing a special graduate fellowship to support the educational training of a graduate student conducting research on honey bee health in the Department of Entomology at Penn State.

Penn State has recently formed the Center for Pollinator Research, with 26 faculty and other researchers working on pollinator biology and health, in the areas of honey bee functional genomics, honey bee immunity, pathogens of bees and native pollinators, role of pesticides in bee health, parasites of bees, effects of infectious disease on bee physiology, and ecology and manipulation of native bees.

Applications are now being accepted for the O’Keeffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Honey Bee Health, to work with a faculty member of your choice in this area. This fellowship will pay a stipend of $25,000 for the first two years of graduate study including coverage of full tuition and research expenses.

Please visit our departmental web site for detailed information on the application. We require a completed graduate school application, GRE scores (and TOEFL scores if needed), transcripts, a statement of interests and future directions, curriculum vitae listing accomplishments to date, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications should be submitted by January 21, 2010 for full consideration.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Gary W. Felton, Professor and Department Head (