Monsanto Fellowship

The Monsanto Fellowship stipend is available to outstanding UC Davis, College of Biological Sciences, graduate students who are preparing for a career in agricultural biotechnology. Each year, a fellowship will be awarded in the amount of $3,000.00 each. These fellowships are made possible through an endowed student fellowship fund created by a gift from the Monsanto Corporation.


To be eligible, applicants shall have declared an intention to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology. Students must be in good academic standing and are required to hold and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be full-time, registered graduate students.

To apply

Interested students are asked to submit the following application materials:

  • One page abstract describing your research
  • Brief statement of your intentions to pursue a career in agricultural biotechnology
  • A list of applicant's publications and awards
  • A copy of academic record or transcript (sisweb NOT accepted)
  • One-page letter of support from your major professor

The complete application packet should be submitted to:

Dawne Shell
College of Biological Sciences Dean's Office
227 Life Sciences Bldg.
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Application deadline

January 15th

More information

For further questions, please contact Dawne Shell at (530) 752-9092 or