National Needs Master and Ph.D Fellowship | USDA Fellowship Award

The applications for the National Needs Fellowship is now accepted. This award will support the U.S students who will be undertaking Master and Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering and Plant & Environmental Science. The winning students will receive an annual stipend of $22,000 for MS students and $24,500 for Ph.D. students. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than November 1, 2015.

Fellowship Description
The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture is offering the National Needs Fellowship Program at New Mexico State University. 1 MS and 1 PhD Fellowship in Chemical Engineering 1 MS and 1 PhD Fellowship in Plant & Environmental Sciences are available. The fellows should have ability to increase the diversity within the fellow cohort and broader agricultural workforce.

Award Value
Each of the scholarship winners will receive benefit of annual stipend of $22,000 for MS students and $24,500 for Ph.D. students.

Level and Area of Studies
M.S. and Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering and Plant & Environmental Sciences

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
Each fellows are expected to meet the criteria as follow:

  • Fellows must be U.S. citizens
  • Have completed a B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, agronomy, soil science, environmental sciences, or related majors such as chemistry, biology, agricultural engineering, agricultural economics, civil engineering, etc
  • Applicants must be ready to begin their full-time MS or PhD studies at NMSU in January 2016, May 2016, or August 2016

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the U.S students are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
All of the following materials must be included in the application packet:

  • Unofficial undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement describing previous research, internship, and service experiences, highlighting interdisciplinary experiences and communication abilities (up to 2 pages)
  • Statement describing research and career interests related to sustainable agriculture and biomass utilization (up to 2 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent directly to with the applicant’s name included in the email subject line)

Submission Deadline
November 1, 2015.

Website and Application Link

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