The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the availability of travel grants for prospective Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. students the opportunity to:
- Interview with faculty and meet current graduate students
- Tour the department and campus to learn about available resources and facilities
- Explore College Station and its surrounding areas
Travel grants will be awarded in early January with travel scheduled for February 28 – March 2, 2024. Travel grant awardees will spend time together during their visit, thus gaining immediate insights into their future cohort.
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, biological control, integrated pest management, evolution, systematics, and urban entomology, you can learn more about our faculty and staff by visiting the department directory.
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 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 Ph.D. students first need to contact Dr.Casey Flint- Senior Academic Advisor.
To receive a travel grant, an official Graduate Application must be submitted to the Department.
For consideration, your application needs to be received by December 4, 2023.