The ALLIUM Program is for students pursuing a PhD with interests in plant production, big data, and leadership. This competitive program solicits applications from students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are also partnering with Montana State University's Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program to support Native American and Indigenous students interested in plant sciences.


Applications will be accepted for students pursuing a PhD starting Fall 2022 through June 1, 2022, for full consideration. Stipend and tuition funding through the program is only available to United States citizens or nationals. 

GRE scores are not required for application or acceptance.

All graduate students applying to PSPP programs will receive an application fee waiver. Contact [email protected] for the code for the waiver before submitting your full application.

To apply, use the application portal through the Montana State University Graduate School:


We encourage interested students to contact potential faculty advisors at Montana State University within the Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department and Gianforte School of Computing

Selection Process

After the due date of December 15, applications will be review by a subset of ALLIUM Progam advisors. Selection criteria will be holistic, considering not only student GPA but also experiences and potential for success in this interdisciplinary and leadership program.