Submitted by 75723 on Mon, 2018-01-08 13:22

2018 Bayer CropScience Graduate Fellowship at California State University, Fresno

The Department of Plant Science at California State University, Fresno is seeking highly qualified applicants for the Bayer CropScience Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship provides $50,000 ($25,000 each year, for two years) to fund the education of aspiring scientists interested in a career in the agrochemical industry.

The fellowship recipient will work jointly with faculty in the Department of Plant Science and research scientists at the Bayer CropScience Western Field Technology Station to complete a master’s thesis focused on applied research in the field of plant health. Topics of research may include entomology, nematology, plant pathology, and/or weed science.  The recipient will also receive a paid summer internship with Bayer CropScience, and will have the opportunity to present their thesis findings at Bayer’s US Central Headquarters.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Meets the admission standards for the Plant Science Graduate Program (
  • A bachelor’s degree in an applied agricultural field (Plant Science, plant pathology, weed science, nematology, entomology, agronomy, horticulture, etc…)
  • A strong desire to pursue a career in the agrochemical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the agrochemical industry (undergraduate internship or similar)
  • A GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Experience or study in California agricultural commodities
  • Preference will be given to students who want to pursue a career in the plant health field in California and/or the US.

Application Materials:
To apply email the following materials to Dr. Sharon Benes ( by February 20, 2018. 

  • A cover letter highlighting why you are well suited to this position
  • A full CV
  • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing)
  • An undergraduate transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please direct any questions to Dr. Sharon Benes (

Applicants will be notified of the department’s decision by March 30th 2018.

Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
California State University, Fresno
Name of Contact Person: 
Dr. Sharon Benes
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Downloadable File with Additional Information: 
PDF icon BCSFresnoFellowhipAnnouncement.pdf