Department of Entomology Ph.D. Recruitment Program

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants for prospective PhD students.

These travel grants, which will be awarded on a competitive basis, will cover the costs of a domestic flight to and from College Station, hotel accommodations while in College Station, plus a per diem for meals. The aim of the travel grant is to provide prospective PhD students the opportunity to:

  • Interview with faculty and meet current graduate
  • Tour the campus to learn about resources and facilities
  • Explore College Station

Travel grants will be awarded in early January with travel scheduled for February 1-4, 2023. Awardees will spend time together during their visit, thus gaining immediate insights into their future cohort.

For consideration, your application needs to be received by December 1, 2022.

Why should you consider obtaining a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University?

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:

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.

How to apply?

To be considered for a travel grant, prospective PhD students first need to contact
Jennifer Rhinesmith-Carranza, Senior Academic Advisor
(, phone: (979 845- 9733)

To receive a travel grant, an official Graduate Application package must be submitted to the Department.

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