J.E. Butler International Research Scholarship
This scholarship supports students intending to spend a fall or spring semester performing international scientific research. Credits will be earned based on the research performed.
The scholarship is available to all qualified students studying science and agriculture. However, students must be enrolled in the UW-River Falls Semester Abroad: Europe program, or another UW-River Falls education abroad program such as Wisconsin in Scotland, Experience China, or an approved independent study program. Scholarship recipients must carry out a semester-long, advisor-approved research project while abroad.
Students must submit a research project proposal agreed upon by both a UWRF faculty mentor and a foreign mentor. The proposal must include an indication of the research facility where the student will work abroad and the project in which they will participate. Recipients must provide a research report, scientific publication, or present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research or at a discipline specific conference upon the completion of their semester abroad.
Preference for the scholarship will be given to students with a financial need who haven't had a previous study abroad experience.
Laboratories Participating in the Scholarships:
The Animal Breeding and Genetics group at Georg-August-University Göttingen in Göttingen, Germany, focuses on the genome-based analysis of genetic progress in livestock breeding programs.
At the Pirbright Institute, in Surrey, England, you can work under Dr. Simon Graham, who leads the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Immunology Research Group.
The group of Dr. Riva at the University of Milan, Veterinary Medicine, in Milan, Italy, is focused on the innate immune response of domestic animal species.
Amy Zingsheim Kylee Lofhus