Student Research Fellowship Available
The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) is pleased to
solicit applications for an AHS Student Research Fellowship from
graduate or undergraduate students using daylilies (plant genus
Hemerocallis) as experimental organisms in original
thesis research projects. A grant award will be made to successful
candidate(s) for a maximum amount of $2,000 for the calendar year.
Two (2) renewals of the grant may be made for a total of three years
of support, based on submission of a satisfactory annual report in
October of each year. A final report will be required, and AHS
financial support must be cited in any publications resulting from
All aspects of scientific research on Hemerocallis
will be considered. Fundamental areas of investigation are
encouraged, such as:
- Banded chromosome preparations
- Gene mapping
- Fine structural studies of vegetative or reproductive
- Microscopic analysis of the ontogeny of flower scapes in the
- Effect of various hormones on plant growth and formation of
proliferations on scapes
- Floral pigment (anthocyanins and carotenoids) analysis.
Likewise, practical areas of study are encouraged, such as:
- Hardiness of various cultivars in different climatic
- Use of microtubule degradants (e.g., trifluralin, oryzalin,
amiprophosmethyl) to produce polyploids
- Seed dormancy factors
- Pests and diseases (e.g., crown rot, spring sickness, bulb
Interested candidates should submit an outline of the research
project, describing background, goals, and techniques. Letters of
recommendation should be sent by the candidate's departmental
chairperson and his/her thesis advisor/supervisor. Applications
should be sent to:
Chairman, AHS Scientific Studies Committee
381 North "H" St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Receipt of proposals is open and continuing.
(c) Copyright 1997, 1998 by the American
Hemerocallis Society, Inc.