TOM SLICK GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Agency
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, Texas
Job Category
Fellowships & Scholarships
Salary
The fellowship is a $25,000 ($2,083/month) stipend for a period of up to one year, an allocation of $3,023 to purchase graduate student health insurance, if requested, and tuition and fees, for up to 24 credit hours (9 Fall, 9 Spring, and 6 Summer).
Last Date to Apply
Nov. 3, 2021.
Description
Criteria TOM SLICK GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Email PDF of completed and signed nomination packet to Jamie Norgaard, jnorgaard@tamu.edu The Tom Slick Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University provides financial support for the research training of exceptional graduate students regardless of nationality. The topic of the research conducted by the student should be relevant to the agriculture of Southwest Texas, and the research must be conducted in the State of Texas. Recipients are selected twice yearly with fellowships beginning January 1st and September 1st (or August 15th, if needed). The length of the fellowship is no less than two semesters and no more than three semesters (12 months). The stipend is comparable with those of other competitive graduate fellowships. Fellows are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. All criteria must be met by the applicant in order for her/his application to be considered. Fellowship: The fellowship is a $25,000 ($2,083/month) stipend for a period of up to one year, an allocation of $3,023 to purchase graduate student health insurance, if requested, and tuition and fees, for up to 24 credit hours (9 Fall, 9 Spring, and 6 Summer). Fellows can apply for a Professional Development Grant that will reimburse up to $1,000 for expenses, such as travel to a meeting, workshop, short course, registration, visit another lab to learn techniques, unique educational activity, etc., as recommended by the Chair of the Graduate Advisory Committee and approved by the Chair of the Tom Slick Committee. The grant cannot be used to defray travel or expenses related to the student’s dissertation research. This yields a total package of more than $39,000. Selection and Criteria 1. The applicant must be a full-time PhD graduate student enrolled in one of the following PhD degree programs within the departments listed below: a. Dept. of Agricultural Economics: Agricultural Economics b. Dept. of Animal Science: Animal Science, Animal Breeding, or Physiology of Reproduction, c. Dept. of Horticultural Sciences: Horticulture or Plant Breeding d. Dept. of Poultry Science: Poultry Science e. Dept. of Ecology and Conservation Biology: Ecosystem Science and Management f. Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences: Agronomy, Plant Breeding, or Soil Science g. Dept. of Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences 2. Expected graduation date must be 2 to 4 semesters from the semester of the award. 3. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. 4. The applicant must be engaged in dissertation research for her/his degree. 5. Coursework should be essentially complete (except 691) at the end of the semester of the application (no more 6 SCH of lecture/lab courses remaining). 6. Applicants must have passed their preliminary examination at the time of the application. 7. Applicant must have already submitted their dissertation proposal to OGAPS. 8. Applicants may not be employed on another full assistantship/fellowship and receive this award. 9. The applicant must be enrolled full-time (9 credit hours fall & spring, 6 hours summer sessions). 10. U.S. and Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.
Qualifications
for more information and a nomination packet please contact Jamie Norgaard at jnorgaard@tamu.edu
Contact Person
Jamie Norgaard,
Contact eMail
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