Resources for CAHNR Current Graduate Students

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources supports Graduate student research by providing resources to assist students find funding to support their graduate education and research, and through access to the services provided by the College Grants Development Office.  We also support the Graduate Student Council which sponsors a variety of social events and professional development opportunities.

Support for Grant Proposals

CAHNR Grants Development Office (GDO) is the central processing area for all sponsored research grant and contract proposals within the college.  The GDO serves as a liaison between CANR graduate students who are submitting sponsored proposals and fellowships that require the Office for Sponsored Programs approval.  The GDO provides advice and assistance with budget preparation, interpretation of sponsor guidelines and government regulations, and electronic proposal submission.

NIH Grant Writing Tips

Funding Opportunities

External grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, scholarships, and departmental awards are some of the ways graduate students may find financial support for their research.   Possible funding sources includes:

UConn Graduate School: Graduate Financial Assistance: Find graduate financial aid in three categories: merit-based fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships; need-based grants, loans, and employment; and non- need-based loans.  
National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT): NSF grants support doctoral candidates in the sciences and engineering.                              

National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS): The undergraduate and graduate student fellowship program.                                       
EPA Grants and Fellowships: Find information on the Environmental Protection Agency grants and fellowship for graduate students such as the  

EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program

National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award

Current Graduate Students by Department

Department of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Animal Science
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economices
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Sciences

Speaker/Seminar Series

There are many learning opportunities for students through CAHNR and Department sponsored seminars.  Seminars showcase prominent researchers, faculty and student on current topics related to agriculture, resource economics, nutrition and health. 

CAHNR Graduate Student Council Sponsored seminars

Department Sponsored seminars:

Agriculture and Resource Economics
Allied Health Sciences
Animal Science
Natural Resources and the Environment
Nutritional Sciences
Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

Contact Us

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station Main Office
1392 Storrs Road, Unit 4010, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4010
Phone: (860) 486-3535
Fax: (860) 486-3536