The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering fully-funded research positions for doctoral students beginning their doctoral program at Texas A&M. This up to four-year graduate research program will support doctoral research in defense-related technical fields beginning in the fall of 2021. 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 awarded position will include a $24,000 to 30,000 per year salary — in addition to tuition, fees and health insurance — 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.
- $24,000 to 30,000 per year salary, in addition to tuition and fees and health care benefits.
- Up to two awards will be available for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program goal is to reach 25 awards for students across The Texas A&M University System.
- GPA: 3.25 in relevant field of study
- Unofficial transcript
- Three letters of recommendation
Applicants admitted and selected will be assigned to defense-related George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex (BCDC) research projects. For academic year 2021, 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.
- Must be available to perform on-campus coursework and research support work throughout the award term
- U.S. citizenship
- Be admitted into a graduate program within the Texas A&M University College of Engineering
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 29, 2020 – Candidate Information Session via Zoom (email below for invite)
Dec. 15, 2020 – Texas A&M consolidated application system deadline for accepted fall 2021 candidates
Jan. 15, 2021 – BCDC application deadline
Feb. 1, 2021 – BCDC award notification for fall 2021 candidates (tentative)
April 15, 2021 – Offer acceptance deadline
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