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CANR Graduate Research

The College of Agriculture 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.

If you are interested in applying for graduate study in UConn’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, please contact the relevant department directly.


College Departments

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Department of Animal Science

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture


Information on the University’s application process is available through the Graduate School.



China Scholarship Council Doctoral Training Program at CANR

The University of Connecticut offers a special program for doctoral students sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC)  and the College of Agriculture Natural Resources, starting each Fall Semester.  Ph.D. programs are offered in Animal Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Natural Resources: Land, Water, and Air, Nutritional Science, Pathobiology and Plant Science.  Please refer to the College Department links above for more detailed program information and application deadlines.     


In additions to CSC benefits, selected students will receive tuition remission, an additional stipend of over $10,000 US, and a subsidized health benefits package.   Click here for more application information.  





News and Events


The 2013 Highlights of Research publication is new available.  This publicaiton provides brief summaries of the research activities of selected facutly, staff and students.


CANR Recent Grant Awards

Congratulations to recent grant award recipients. 

Bravo-Ureta, B., Agriculture and Resource Economics
An Integrated Global Breeding and Genomics Approach to Intensifying Peanut Production and Quality

University of Georgia/U.S. Agency for International Development, $7,673, 11/26/13-7/30/14


Drake, L., Nutritional Sciences
CT SNAP-ED: Food Security Project
CT Department of Social Services/USDA/FNS, $113,936, 10/1/13-9/30/14


Duffy, V. , Allied Health Sciences
NHANES Chemosensory Development and Implementation Protocol
Westat/PHS/Center for Disease Control and Prevention, $106,475, 1/1/14-12/31/14


Duffy, V. , Allied Health Sciences
Uconn School and Family-Based Nutrition Education- SNAP-ED
CT Department of Social Services/USDA, $113,885, 10/1/13-9/30/14


Gray, P., Extension
CT 4-H Military Partnerships  

Kansas State University, $23,000, 10/1/13-9/30/14


Shah, Farhed, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Data Collection and Analysis for Future Adaption and Application for R-Rescon Software to Mekong River

Korea Environment Institute, $10,000, 11/18/13-12/31/13

Valiquette, E., Extension
CT 4-H Mentoring Project

National 4-H Council, $61,500, 12/1/13-1/31/15


Archived grant list

USDA Integrated Grants and Logic Model

A logic model is a conceptual tool for planning and evaluation which displays the sequence of actions that describes what the science-based program is and will do.


How to Join a Multistate Project

Multistate Project seeking participants: 


Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 


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