Travel Grants to visit EEB at Texas A&M

To:  Prospective PhD Students

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


Re:  Travel Grants to visit EEB at 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:

=B7       Interview with faculty and meet current graduate students

=B7       Tour the department and campus to learn about available resources

and facilities

=B7       Explore College Station and its surrounding areas

Travel grants will be awarded in January with travel scheduled for February

11-13, 2017. 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 good 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 a whole graduate experience.

How to apply? To be considered for a travel grant, prospective PhD students

first need to contact Jason Martina, the EEB Program Coordinator (email:; 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 15, 2017