The Rosemary Grant Awards

The Society is pleased to announce the annual Rosemary Grant Graduate Student Research Award competition. These awards are to assist students in the early stages of their Ph.D (first two years). programs by enabling them to collect preliminary data (to pursue additional sources of support) or to enhance the scope of their research beyond current funding limits (e.g. by visiting additional field sites, or working at other labs). Students will need to demonstrate how the proposed work is outside any related funding for the project already held by the student or advisor.

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NOW CLOSED-Applications for the 2015 Rosemary Grant Awards for Graduate Student Research open on January 1, 2015

The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) is pleased to announce the 2014 Rosemary Grant Graduate Student Research Award competition. These awards are to assist students in the early stages of their Ph.D. programs by enabling them to collect preliminary data (to pursue additional sources of support) or to enhance the scope of their research beyond current funding limits (e.g. by visiting additional field sites, or working at other labs). Students need to demonstrate that the proposed work is outside any funding already held by the student or advisor.

The award winners will be announced at the SSE banquet. SSE would be pleased if you consider submitting work funded by the Rosemary Grant award to EVOLUTION. All work published with funds from the award should acknowledge the award as funded by the Rosemary Grant Student Research Award from SSE, and a full citation of the work should be submitted to SSE within 2 months of publication.

Members are encouraged to contribute to the Rosemary Grant Graduate Student Research award program!


2014 Recipients
Phred Benham, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Advisor: Dr. Zachary Cheviron
Amrita Bhattacharya, Indiana University, Advisor: Dr. Curtis M. Lively
Jennifer Coughlan, Duke University, Advisor: Dr. John Willis
Shane DuBay, University of Chicago, Advisor: Dr. Trevor D. Price
Jay Falk, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Kerry Shaw
Tamara Fetters, Virginia Tech, Advisor: Dr. Joel McGlothlin
Cera Fisher, University of Connecticut, Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch
Andrew Frank, University of Connecticut, Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch
Amanda Gorton, University of Minnesota, Advisors: Drs. David Moeller and Peter Tiffin
Nicolai Hensley, University of California, Santa Barbara, Advisor: Todd Oakley
Audrey Kelly, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Advisor: Dr. Karin Pfennig
Megan Kobiela, University of Minnesota, Advisor: Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood
Elizabeth LaRue, Purdue University, Advisor: Dr. Nancy Emery
Rishi R. Masalia, University of Georgia, Advisor: Dr. John M. Burke
Nicholas A. Mason, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Irby J. Lovette
W. Tyler McCraney, UCLA, Advisor: Dr. Michael Alfaro
Tim O'Connor, University of Arizona, Advisor: Dr. Noah Whiteman
Renee Petipas, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Monica Geber
Kathleen Pieper, University of Georgia, Advisor: Dr. Kelly Dyer
Pascal Olivier Title, University of Michigan, Advisor: Dan Rabosky
Laurel Yohe, SUNY Stony Brook University, Advisor: Dr. Liliana M. Davalos
Kelsey M. Yule, University of Arizona, Advisor: Dr. Noah K. Whiteman


2013 Recipients
Jeffrey R. Adrion, Indiana University, Advisor: Dr. Kristi L. Montooth
Alexandra Barnard, University of Oklahoma, Advisor: Dr. John P. Masly
Noelle Bittner, University of Arizona, Advisor: Dr. Michael Nachman
Daren C. Card, University of Texas at Arlington, Advisor: Dr. Todd A. Castoe
Danielle M. D'Amore, Ohio University, Advisor: Dr. Molly R. Morris
Jesse Delia, Boston University, Advisor: Dr. Karen Warkentin
Emily DiBlasi, University of Utah, Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bush
Danielle H. Drabeck, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Advisor: Dr. Sharon Jansa
Lauren A. Eserman, University of Georgia, Advisor: Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack
Nicholas K. Fletcher, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Searle
Brian E. Gress, Syracuse University, Advisor: Dr. Scott Pitnick
Alexander S. Hall, University of Texas at Arlington, Advisor: Dr. Matthew Fujita
Karolina Heyduk, University of Georgia, Advisor: Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack
Scott Hotaling, University of Kentucky, Advisor: Dr. David Weisrock
Gaston I. Jofre, Texas A&M University, Advisor: Dr. Gil G. Rosenthal
Benjamin Johnson, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Kelly Zamudio
Karina Klonoski, University of California, Berkeley, Advisor: Dr. Erica Rosenblum
Hannah E. Marx, University of Idaho, Advisor: Dr. David Tank
Brianna McTeague, University of Arizona, Advisor: Dr. Katrina Dlugosch
David T. Peck, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Paul Sherman
Jordan D. Satler, Ohio State University, Advisor: Dr. Bryan Carstens
Amanda Schweitzer, City University of New York, Advisor: Dr. Ana Carnaval
Allison J. Shultz, Harvard University, Advisor: Dr. Scott V. Edwards
Richard K. Simpson III, Arizona State University, Advisor: Dr. Kevin McGraw
Sam Slowinski, Indiana University Bloomington, Advisor: Dr. Ellen Ketterson
Nicholas D. Sly, University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign, Advisor: Dr. Zac Cheviron
Jessica D. Stephens, University of Georgia, Advisor: Dr. Russell Malmberg
Maria Strangas, City University of New York, Advisor: Dr. Ana Carnaval
Brittany Lynne Sutherland, University of Virginia, Advisor: Dr. Laura F. Galloway
Andrew Swafford, University of California, Santa Barbara, Advisor: Dr. Todd Oakley
Rebecca Tarvin, University of Texas at Austin, Advisor: Dr. David Cannatella
James Patrick Tumulty, University of Minnesota, Advisor: Dr. Mark A. Bee


2012 Recipients
Danielle M. Adams, University of Maryland College Park, Advisor: Dr. Jerry Wilkinson
Nooria Al-Wathiqui, Tufts University, Advisor: Dr. Sara Lewis
Emily Louise Behrman, University of Pennsylvania, Advisor: Dr. Paul Schmidt
Vikram Bantwal Baliga, University of California, Santa Cruz, Advisor: Dr. Rita S. Mehta
Kristina L. Cohen, Boston University, Advisor: Dr. Karen Warkentin
Vincent R. Farallo, Ohio University, Advisor: Dr. Donald B. Miles
Amanda Gibson, Indiana University, Advisor: Dr. Curtis M. Lively
Amanda Hund, University of Colorado at Boulder, Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Safran
Jen-Pan Huang, University of Michigan, Advisor: Dr. L. Lacey Knowles
Ambika Kamath, Harvard University, Advisor: Dr. Jonathan B. Losos
Jonathan Lambert, Cornell University, Advisor: Dr. Kerry Shaw
Shea M. Lambert, Stony Brook University, Advisor: Dr. John J. Wiens
Joshua B. LaPergola, Cornell University, Advisors: Dr. Walter D. Koenig & Paul W. Sherman
Lauren Lucas, Texas State University, San Marcos, Advisor: Dr. Chris Nice
Rajiv McCoy, Stanford University, Advisor: Dr. Carol Boggs
Tristan A. McKnight, University of Michigan, Advisor: Dr. L. Lacey Knowles
Mauricio Montaño-Rendón, University of Sheffield, Advisor: Dr. Roger K. Butlin
Karan J. Odom, University of Maryland, Advisor: Dr. Kevin E. Omland
Matthew W. Pennell, University of Idaho, Advisor: Dr. Luke J. Harmon
Paulo C. Pulgarín-Restrepo, University of Los Andes, Advisor: Dr. Carlos Daniel Cadena
Marius Roesti, University of Basel, Advisor: Dr. Walter Salzburger
Molly Schumer, University of Princeton University, Advisor: Dr. Peter Andolfatto
Jenna M. Moore, University of California, San Diego, Advisor: Dr. Greg W. Rouse
Alyssa B. Stewart, University of Maryland, Advisor: Dr. Michele Dudash
Maggie R. Wagner, Duke University, Advisor: Dr. Thomas Mitchell-Olds


2011 Recipients
Gerardo Arceo‐Gómez,   University of Pittsburgh,  Advisor: Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman
Lisa N. Barrow,   Florida State University,  Advisor: Dr. Emily Lemmon
Thomas D. Brekke,   University of Montana,  Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Good
Sally Marie Chambers,   Purdue University,  Advisor: Dr. Nancy Emery
Gerardo Antonio Cordero,   Iowa State University,  Advisor:  Dr. Fredric Janzen
Rongfeng Cui,   Texas A&M University,  Advisor: Dr. Gil Rosenthal
James C. Cureton II,   University of Oklahoma,  Advisor: Dr. Richard E. Broughton
Kira Delmore,   University of British Columbia,  Advisor: Dr. Darren Irwin
Elizabeth M. Droge-Young,   Syracuse University,  Advisor: Scott Pitnick
Sarah W. Fitzpatrick,   Colorado State University,  Advisor: W. Christopher Funk
Elisabeth Jane Forrestel,   Yale University,  Advisor: Michael Donoghue
Chang Seok Han,   University of New South Wales,  Advisor: Robert Brooks
Rachel E. Hanauer,   Indiana University,  Advisor: Ellen D. Ketterson
Kayla M. Hardwick,   University of Idaho,  Advisor: Erica Bree Rosenblum
Sarah M. Hird,   Louisiana State University,  Advisor: Drs. Robb Brumfield, Bryan Carstens
Elizabeth J. Kleynhans,   University of British Columbia,  Advisor: Drs. Sarah Otto, Mark Vellend
Matthew H. Koski,   University of Pittsburgh,  Advisor: Tia-Lynn Ashman
Ezra Lencer,   Cornell University,  Advisor: Amy McCune
Chase Mason,   University of Georgia,  Advisor: Lisa Donovan
Alicia Mastretta­Yanes,   University of East Anglia,  Advisor: Dr Brent Emerson
George Andrew Meindl,   University of Pittsburgh,  Advisor: Tia-Lynn Ashman
Julie S. Miller,   Cornell University,  Advisor: H. Kern Reeve
Tara A Pelletier,   Louisiana State University,  Advisor: Bryan C Carstens
Rebecca H. Penny,   Indiana University,  Advisor: Lynda Delph
Cheryl Pinzone,   University of Georgia,  Advisor: Kelly Dyer
Diana Jessie Rennison,   University of British Columbia,  Advisor: Dolph Schluter
Leila Teruko Shirai,   Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal,  Advisor: Dr. Patrícia Beldade
Angela Stathos,   University of Montana,  Advisor: Lila Fishman
Alexa R. Warwick,   Florida State University,  Advisor: Emily Moriarty Lemmon
Corlett Wolfe Wood,   University of Virginia,  Advisor: Edmund Brodie III
LengxobYong,   East Carolina University,  Advisor: Jeffrey S. McKinnon


2010 Recipients
Cheryl Marie Andam,   University of Connecticut
Chelsea Berns,   Iowa State University
Megan DeMarche,   Colorado State University
Eva Fischer,   Colorado State University
Andrew Furness,   University of California, Riverside
Emily Jacobs-Palmer,   Harvard University
Christopher Muir,   Indiana University, Bloomington
Carlos Prada,   Louisiana State University
Darren Rebar,   University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Benjamin Sandkam,   Simon Fraser University
Seema Sheth,   Colorado State University
Sonal Singhal,   University of California, Berkeley
Frank Smith,   University of Connecticut
Caitlin Smukowski,   Duke University
Kathryn Stewart,   Queen’s University
Katherine Stryjewski,   Boston University
Conor Taff,   University of California, Davis
Marjorie Weber,   Cornell University