Cotton Incorporated Fellowships (CIF)

The Cotton Incorporated Fellowship (CIF) program provides excellent doctoral and post-doctoral training opportunities for qualified applicants. Cotton Incorporated is committed to enhancing the training of future cotton breeders, entomologists, agronomists, and engineers through support of this program. Begun in 2002, Cotton Incorporated continues to coordinate with participating academic departments and Principle Investigators in the selection process for qualified CIF candidates.

Outstanding doctoral and post-doctoral students continue to be recruited for research projects as part of the expanded initiative by Cotton Incorporated. Successful fellows must have a strong academic background in plant breeding, plant molecular biology, agronomy, entomology, engineering or related disciplines. Fellows will be at the core of expanded cooperative research projects ongoing at public institutions as part of this initiative. All CIF applicants will be required to meet the admission requirements of cooperating academic institutions and programs. Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Don Jones. The mailing address is: Agricultural Research, 6399 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513, phone (919)-678-2269, fax (919)-678-2233. Your electronic application should include a letter of interest, academic transcripts, description of proposed research, and three letters of reference.

Cotton Incorporated Fellows
Individual Year School Degree Program Advisor
Brooks Blanche 2002 Louisiana State University Ph.D. Dr. Gerald Myers
Chris Braden 2002 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. C. Wayne Smith
Brian Gardunia 2002 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. David Stelly
Dr. Joe Johnson 2002 University of Arkansas Post Doctoral Dr. Fred Bourland
Michael Palmer 2002 Clemson University Ph.D. Dr. Dorrie Main
Dr. James Frelichowski 2003 USDA - Shafter, California Post Doctoral Dr. Mauricio Ulloa
Bill Hendrix 2003 University of Arkansas Ph.D. Dr. James McD. Stewart
Dr. Doug Hinchliffe 2003 New Mexico State University Post Doctoral Dr. Jinfa Zhang
Dr. Ed Lubbers 2003 University of Georgia Post Doctoral Dr. Peng Chee
Brenda Owens 2003 Mississippi State University Ph.D. Dr. Ted Wallace
Steve Hoffman 2004 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. Alan Pepper
Polly Longenberger 2005 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. C. Wayne Smith
Dr. Lorenzo Aleman 2006 Texas Tech University Post Doctoral Dr. Randy Allen
Frank Groves 2006 University of Arkansas Ph.D. Dr. Fred Bourland
Carol Mason 2006 Texas Tech University Ph.D. Dr. Eric Hequet and
Dr. John Gannaway
Rich Tuttle 2007 North Carolina State University Ph.D. Dr. Niki Robertson
Carla Young 2008 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. Alan Pepper
Ryan Andres 2009 North Carolina State University Ph.D. Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy
Jarrod Hardke 2009 Louisiana State University Ph.D. Dr. Roger Leonard
Kolbyn Joy 2009 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. C. Wayne Smith and
Dr. Steve Hague
Natalia Castillo 2010 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. Jane Dever
Dr. Melissa Remley 2010 University of Missouri Post Doctoral Dr. Felix B. Fritschif
Robin Bond 2011 Mississippi State University Ph.D. Dr. John Byrd
Dr. Corrinne Grover 2011 Iowa State University Post Doctoral Dr. Jonathan Wendel
Nino Brown 2012 University of Georgia Ph.D. Dr. Peng Chee
Kari Hugie 2012 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. C. Wayne Smith and
Dr. Hongbin Zhang
Laura McCloud 2012 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. Steve Hague
Dr. Wonkeun Park 2012 Clemson University Post Doctoral Dr. Todd Campbell
Wesley Porter 2012 Oklahoma State University Ph.D. Dr. Randy Taylor
Dr. Megan Bowman 2013 USDA-ARS Post Doctoral Dr. Todd Campbell
Dr. Rick Masonbrink 2013 Iowa State University Post Doctoral Dr. Jonathan Wendel
Dr. Grant Poole 2013 University of California Post Doctoral Dr. Robert Hutmacher
Justin Page 2014 Brigham Young University Ph.D. Dr. Josh Udall
Dr. Duke Pauli 2014 Cornell University Post Doctoral Dr. Mike Gore
Dr. Tariq Shehzad 2014 University of Georgia Post Doctoral Dr. Andy Paterson
Josef Jareczek 2015 Iowa State University Ph.D. Dr. Jonathan Wendel
Dr. Chao Li 2015 East Carolina University Post Doctoral Dr. Baohong Zhang
Dr. Kari Hugie 2016 USDA-ARS Post Doctoral Dr. Todd Campbell
Mitchell Schumann 2016 Texas A&M University Ph.D. Dr. C. Wayne Smith
 

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