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CANR Graduate Research

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.

If you are interested in applying for graduate study in UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health 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 CAHNR

The University of Connecticut offers a special program for doctoral students sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC)  and the College of Agriculture, Health and 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



Grant Announcements:


Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Bravo-Ureta, Boris E, $149,988, A New Look at Total Factor Productivity and Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: An Analysis of U.S. Agriculture, 12/16/2015, USDA/NIFA


Animal Science:

Amalaradjou, Mary Anne, $149,961, Investigating the Beneficial Role of Cheese Starter Cultures in the Prevention of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Mouse Colitis Model, 11/02/2015, USDA/NIFA

Venkitanarayanan, Kumar S, $142,463, Natural and Environment-Friendly Approaches for Improving the Microbiological Safety of Cantaloupes, 11/03/2015, USDA/NIFA



Bonelli, Joseph, $250,000 Crop Insurance and Risk Management Promotion, Education and Training for Connecticut Farmers and Growers, 2015-2016, 10/12/2015, USDA/Department of Agriculture


Bonelli, Joseph, $71,758, 2015 NESARE CT, MA, RI Joint Outreach,11/05/2015, USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture/University of Vermont


Wilson, Emily H., $99,906, Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online 2015-2016 Work Plan, 12/10/2015, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection



Casa, Douglas J, $19,534, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School (Hartford Public Schools) and University of Connecticut, 11/04/2015, Hartford Public Schools


Natural Resources and the Environment:

Fahey, Robert T, $59,941, Collaborative Research: EAGER-NEON: Is Canopy Structural Complexity a Global Predictor of Primary Production?: Using NEON to Transform Understanding of Forest Structure-Function, 11/24/2015, NSF/BIO/Directorate for Biological Sciences


Volin, John, $339,062, Evaluation of Airborne & Mobile LiDAR Technologies for Monitoring Roadside Vegetation and Utility Infrastructure, 12/11/2015, Eversource


Volin, John, $1,213,521, Stormwise: Vegetation Management and Modeling for Storm Resistant Trees, Resilient Power and Sustainable Futures, 12/11/2015 Eversource


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


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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