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 the grant.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 parts
  • Microscopic analysis of the ontogeny of flower scapes in the crown
  • 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 zones
  • 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 mites).
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:

Linda Sue Barnes, Scientific Studies
6713 Wade Stedman Road
Wade, NC 28395

Receipt of proposals is open and continuing...


© Copyright 1995-2007 by the American Hemerocallis Society, Inc.