The purpose of the Katelyn Chandler Memorial Award is to provide research funds to an outstanding student working on the genetics of natural populations. The award is intended to support the purchase of reagents, supplies and/or other costs associated with field or laboratory research. A faculty committee will determine the number and size of awards, but with a preference for an award that will likely make a significant impact on the student’s research. The award will be in the range of $1000. The criteria for selection are: An undergraduate student doing research with a faculty member in Genetics (including adjunct faculty). Research involving the genetics or evolution of whole organisms in natural populations. Preference for use of funds that will help establish a more independent line of research for the student. In other words, a preference for research that develops some independence for the student in the research. Funds to be used for research supplies and research travel, but not for conference travel. Funds can be used to defray costs of doing research at a research station An application will require a letter of support from the faculty mentor and a brief research project proposal prepared by the student.