Paleonet: Travel Grants to visit EEB at Texas A&M

Michelle Lawing alawing at
Thu Oct 24 22:11:03 GMT 2019

To: Prospective PhD Students

From: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Doctoral Program, Texas A&M 

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Doctoral Program at Texas A&M 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 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 January with travel scheduled for 
February 16-18, 2020. Travel grant awardees will spend time together 
during their visit, thus gaining immediate insights into their future 
cohort. Why should you consider obtaining a PhD at Texas A&M University? 
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Program at Texas A&M is a 
relatively new doctoral program at one of the largest and best-funded 
universities in the United States. It has a strong mixture of nationally 
and internationally recognized junior and senior faculty working across 
the globe on a diverse range of basic and applied research, spanning 
physiological, population, community, ecosystem and landscape ecology, 
genetics, genomics, behavior, and systematics (to learn about our 
faculty visit: Support for 
graduate study is available through multiple sources, including teaching 
assistantships, research fellowships, and internal merit fellowships. 
Texas A&M University is positioned at the interface of the Neotropics 
and Nearctic, in Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah habitat, which 
supports great species diversity and a wealth of research opportunities 
with great climate during the academic year. Its location also provides 
a base for access to a broad range of habitats and research sites. 
Additionally, its proximity to Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio 
offers easy air travel and a cultural component to our graduate experience.

How to apply? To be considered for a travel grant, prospective PhD 
students contact Dr. Nick Jacobsen, the EEB Program Coordinator (email: 
njacobsen at; phone: 979 845-2114). To receive a travel grant, an 
official Graduate Application package must be submitted to the EEB 
Program. For additional information about the EEB Program and the 
graduate application process please visit:

For consideration for merit fellowships, your application needs to be 
received by December 9, 2019.

A. Michelle Lawing, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ecosystem Science and Management
Texas A&M University
2120 TAMU, WFES 322
College Station, TX 77843

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