These travel grants, which will be awarded on a competitive basis, will cover the costs of a domestic flight to/from College Station, TX, hotel accommodations while visiting, plus a per diem for meals. Submit your complete application by December 1st for consideration.
The Travel Grant Program aims to provide students with the opportunity to:
– Interview with faculty, meet staff and current graduate students
– Tour the department and campus to learn about available resources and facilities
– Explore College Station and its surrounding areas
– Meet other potential incoming graduate students
Student Eligibility and Selection Process:
All applications and related materials must be received by December 1, 2017 (not a postmark deadline)
– State of Texas Common Application for graduate students (www.applytexas.org)
– Non-refundable application processing fee (can be paid online with application)
– Statement of purpose (can be submitted online at www.applytexas.org, uploaded via the Applicant Information System – AIS portal, or submitted directly to the Graduate Advisor)
– College transcript(s) in both English and original language (if other than English); certification of degree (for non-U.S. institutions) (can be uploaded via the AIS portal) [Official transcripts required prior to being able to register for classes if admitted]
– Three (3) letters of recommendation with recommendation form (ideally, two of the three recommendation letters should come from faculty members related to your area of interest) (applicants should utilize AIS for submission of these letters)
– Official GRE and TOEFL (if applicable) scores
– Resume/CV (can be submitted via AIS or directly to Graduate Advisor)
Travel grants will be awarded in early January with travel scheduled for February 14-17, 2018
Travel grant awardees will spend time together during their visit, thus gaining immediate insights into their future cohort.
The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M has more than one hundred years of rich history and it is the largest Entomology program in the United States. It has a strong mixture of nationally and internationally recognized junior and senior faculty members working on a diverse range of basic and applied research, spanning genetics, genomics,
medical/veterinary entomology, physiology, behavior, ecology, biocontrol, integrated pest management, evolution, systematics, and urban entomology (to learn about our faculty visit: http://entomology.tamu.edu/facultystaff/).
Support for graduate study is available through multiple sources, including departmental research and teaching assistantships, as well as from Fellowships linked to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Texas A&M University is positioned in beautiful Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah habitat, which supports a magnificent insect fauna and a wealth of research opportunities. Its location also provides a good base for access to a broad range of habitats and research sites. Additionally, its close proximity to Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio offers a cultural component to a whole graduate experience.