Supporting Plant Tissue Culture Training

The White Memorial Award is a national training award made in honor of Dr. Philip R. White, an eminent teacher and researcher in plant cell and tissue culture techniques. The fund is to be used to supplement expenses for continuing education in plant tissue culture. A stipend of up to $650 is awarded yearly for training at an institution of the awardee’s choice. This can include attendance of a professional meeting but preference is given to those seeking “hands-on” training. The award can be used to supplement other awards or scholarships, provided such other awards are not total payment for training. It should be used for direct training in plant tissue culture. It should not be used to supplement living expenses at a home institution. Applicants for the award must be able to demonstrate interest, scholastic achievement, and need. In addition, applicants should be able to substantiate that the training will extend their ability to perform research and/or development in the field of plant tissue culture. Please note that applicants do not have to be students, and this is not restricted to U.S. residents. The year 2005 award will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the Society for In Vitro Biology.