The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering research fellowships for Ph.D. students beginning their Doctoral program at Texas A&M University. This up to four-year graduate research program will support doctoral research in defense-related technical fields beginning in the fall of 2022. Students must be performing research in the areas of: hypersonics, modeling and simulation, synthetic environments, artificial intelligence to support autonomous vehicles, or other closely related areas. Each fellowship will include a $27,000/year stipend — in addition to tuition and fees — and is intended for new doctoral students.
- An up to four-year doctoral research program, offering research opportunities in the College of Engineering in defense-related technical areas.
- Research areas include: Hypersonics, modeling and simulation, synthetic environments, artificial intelligence to support autonomous vehicles, or other closely related areas.
- $27,000/year in addition to tuition and fees.
- Fellowships will be available for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning with the Fall semester. The program goal is to reach 25 fellowships for students across The Texas A&M University System.
Fellows admitted and selected will perform research on defense-related George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) research projects. For academic year 2022, these projects may include:
- Development of synthetic environments for the development of artificial intelligence-enabled, networked, autonomous vehicles; or
- Design, development and operations of a hypersonic, directed energy, and materials testing range.
- GPA: 3.25 in relevant field of study
- Must be available to perform on-campus coursework and research support work during the fellowship years
- U.S. citizenship
- Receive or Received admission into a Texas A&M University College of Engineering graduate program
Reviewers will consider the following:
- Academic performance and productivity while a student
- Potential impact of the student’s research and scholarly work on society
- Previous work experience
- Current or prior military or government service
- Character and background that might limit an applicant’s ability to obtain a security clearance
BCDC National Security Fellow applicants will be required to apply for admission into a graduate program within a department of the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. See details regarding Texas A&M engineering graduate admissions.
In addition to the graduate program application, applicants must submit a separate fellowship application. Please include in the following order in one PDF file and submit to email@example.com. In the subject line please put “Name: BCDC Fellow Award Application.”
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of support
- One-page letter detailing areas of research interest
- Unofficial transcript
Oct. 07, 2021 – Candidate Information Session via Zoom 4:00-5:00PM CST https://tamu.zoom.us/j/98781316336
Oct. 14, 2021 – Faculty – Candidate Mixer; Zachry Engineering Building, 4:00-6:00PM, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Wednesday, Oct. 13th if you plan to attend.
Jan. 16, 2022 – BCDC application deadline
Feb. 1, 2022 – BCDC award notification for fall 2022 candidates (tentative)
April 15, 2022 – Offer acceptance deadline
For additional information, contact Robert “Brad” Brown at email@example.com.