Two graduate assistantships will be available during the fall (2018) semester in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall and will be supported by the Lemotto Smith- Jon Goodno Fellowship program. Please send application materials, including unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and resume (including three references) to Dr. Jayme Waldron (email@example.com) by 18 April 2018. Applicants must have applied for admission to Marshall University prior to the application deadline. The fellowships will support students for two years. Applicants should work with a graduate faculty mentor to develop a project before they apply for the fellowship. Successful applicants will be required to teach labs in Biological Sciences.
The fellowship supports aquatic research in the Ohio River and its tributaries for graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences. The award includes $1500.00 per semester for four semesters beginning in the Fall 2018, $5000.00 per summer for 2019 and 2020, and $2000.00 per academic year that can be used toward research or conference travel. The per-semester stipend is in addition to the Teaching Assistantship award through the Department of Biological Sciences. The Teaching Assistantship award includes $4500 per semester and a tuition remission for four semesters.
1. Applicant’s research focus is on aquatic biology about or within the Ohio River or its tributaries. Applicant must be a fully-admitted and full-time graduate student pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences at Marshall University.
2. The student must be in good standing in the Department of Biological Sciences. Graduate students admitted with probationary status are ineligible.
3. Applicant’s primary advisor is a full-time tenured or tenure-track member of the Department of Biological Sciences. Applicant must be working under the direct supervision of their primary advisor.
4. Applicant must submit a complete application by the advertised deadline.
1. Provide a summary of the proposed research and funding requirements to include:
a. State the project thesis.
b. State the hypothesis or hypotheses to be tested.
c. Explain briefly how the testing of the thesis will be accomplished. This should be formatted as an overview of methodology.
d. Provide a projected time table for the research and thesis completion. The funding is for a maximum of two years of support.
e. State a desire for funding for the summer, travel and necessary supplies or equipment needed to test the thesis.
f. Provide details and evidence of current financial support for your graduate work (e.g., teaching assistantship, grant funding).
2. Evidence of full admission and standing in the program.
3. Evidence from the Graduate School that applicant’s primary advisor is a full-time tenured or tenure track member of the Department of Biological Sciences faculty.
4. A brief letter of support from the applicant’s primary advisor.
minimum GPA: 3.0
GRE > 300
B.S. in Biological Sciences or related field