School of
Integrative Biology

The Harold C. and
Sonja L. Labinsky Award

Department of Plant Biology

Harold C. and Sonja L. Labinsky have established an award for students working with faculty in the Department of Plant Biology that use plant genetics in their research program.

The award may be given to:
  1. recognize graduate student research achievements using the methods and approaches of plant genetics,
  2. recognize meritorious research using the methods and approaches of plant genetics by an undergraduate, or
  3. as support for participation by a graduate student in a scientific workshop or meeting that will assist in the application of genetic approaches to the student's thesis research.

Call for Nominations:

The Harold C. and Sonja L. Labinsky Award committee requests nominations from the faculty of the Department of Plant Biology.

The nomination package should include:
  1. A two-page summary, written by the nominated student, detailing their overall research accomplishments, including clear linkages to their use of the methods and approaches of plant genetics, defined in the broadest possible terms ranging from research examining mutant phenotypes to ecosystem level questions in population genetics.
  2. A letter of recommendation from the nominating faculty member of Department of Plant Biology.
  3. A copy of their transcripts at the University of Illinois (unofficial copies are acceptable); submit your transcript as an additional file using the application form below.
Applicants must complete this form and submit all required materials by February 27th, midnight. Questions may be directed to sibawards@life.illinois.edu.