Histochemical Society Capstone Grant

The purpose of the Histochemical Society’s Capstone Research Grant is to provide assistance to further the research projects of undergraduate students who propose to use immunohistochemistry or other histochemical techniques in their projects.  We aim to encourage undergraduate students to effectively utilize histochemistry as an analytical method for biological research. The Histochemical Society will award $500 to successful applicants.  Preference will be given to students who hold a junior or senior academic standing.  Recipients will be given approximately one year to perform the research.  Grant recipients will be required to report their findings to the Histochemical Society Education Committee upon the completion of the project.

Applicant Requirements:  Applicants must be undergraduates and current members of the Histochemical Society.  Ideally, applicants will have conducted research previously and this award will be used to help the students to collect remaining data to prepare the project for publication or presentation.  Preference will be given to applicants who will be juniors or seniors during the proposed research.

Evaluation: Applications will be evaluated on the effective and necessary use of immunohistochemistry or other histochemical techniques toward completion of the project.  Likelihood of successful completion of the project (based on availability of appropriate laboratory space, equipment and institutional support) and significance of the question being addressed will also be considered.

Reporting: Successful applicants should submit a summary of their project in the form of a scientific manuscript.  This should be submitted within 2 months of the project’s completion date

March 1 to May 15: Application site open
May: Applications reviewed
June: Applicants notified; Funds disbursed
August of following year: Project completion
October of following year: Report submitted to the HCS Education Committee 

Acceptance of funding:
The Histochemical Society will work with awardees and their institution to determine the best mechanism for delivering the funds.  The HCS reserves the right to publish names and photographs of the awardees on the HCS website and other informational forums, including social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Information:
Please contact Education Committee Chair, Scott Tanner (stanner@limestone.edu; 864-488-4500) or HCS Executive Director, Jennifer Holland (jholland@histochemicalsociety.org) regarding any questions.

The 2017 Capstone Grant cycle has ended, please check back for opporutnities to apply in 2018.