Application for Graduate Student Support

Conference on Connections Between Soil Health and Human Health
October 16-17, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton – Silver Spring, Maryland
Application for Graduate Student Support
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, August 24, 2018

Submit your application for Graduate Student Support as instructed below by Friday, August 24.

Recipients will be announced by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Recipients will receive free registration and will be reimbursed up to $750 in hotel and travel expenses following submission of receipts to the Soil Health Institute following the conference.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit two items as PDF FILES ONLY attached to an email addressed to:

ITEM #1 – Complete this form

Mailing Address:
Email address:

Degree being pursued (M.S., M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., etc.):
Degree subject area:
Academic advisor:

Please explain why you would like to attend this conference. Include the following points.

  • How have you pursued your interests in this so far?
  • How does attending this conference serve your future plans?
  • What are some high priorities for research and strategic connections among different disciplines with respect to addressing the interface between soil health and human health?
  • What do you see as the major current barriers to addressing this interface?


ITEM #2 – Please have your academic advisor provide a letter stating they support your attendance at the conference.

Attach BOTH items as PDF files to an email and send to: by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, August 24, 2018

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