Graduate Fellowships

Competitive research fellowships are available to new graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.) enrolling in the Department of Entomology. Available fellowships include a Lincoln Fellowship and Doctoral Academy, and Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships. All fellowships include full tuition waivers. Program(s) may be in any area of entomology; awards are based on academic credentials.  For more information contact: Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, phone 479-575-2451. Applicants should submit copies of application materials and unofficial transcripts to the Department. EOE.* The following conditions apply:

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships

All applicants will be required to submit:

  • All university and college transcripts, plus GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores).
  • A resume or curriculum vitae describing the student’s academic background, work experience, previous awards, publications, grants or fellowships.
  • A cover letter detailing the student’s research interests.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (including applicant's major professor or honor’s thesis director if applicable) that describe potential in academics, research, and/or teaching.
We will select applicants with:
  • Master’s GPA is at least 3.85, GRE V + Q = 1200, GRE Writing = 5.0, or if a prospective student has not completed a Master’s Degree he or she must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.65 or higher
  • Proven research skills, as evidenced by participation in honors programs, completion of an undergraduate research thesis or Master’s Degree, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Resumes that identify nominees who have undertaken a broad and rigorous program of study and have a strong commitment to research and/or teaching.
  • Excellent cover and reference letters that indicate high motivation and enthusiasm and outstanding academic, research, and/or teaching potential.

Doctoral Academy Fellowships

All applicants will be required to submit:

  • All university and college transcripts, plus GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores).
  • A resume or curriculum vitae describing the student’s academic background, work experience, previous awards, publications, grants or fellowships.
  • A cover letter detailing the student’s research interests.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three persons (including applicant's major professor or honor’s thesis director if applicable) that describe potential in academics, research, and/or teaching.

    We will select applicants with:
  • Transcripts that reflect that the applicant has the ability to succeed in a challenging academic environment.
  • Master’s GPA is at least 3.65 GRE V + Q = 1100, GRE Writing = 4.5, or if an applicant has not completed a Master’s Degree he or she must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Resume, cover letter, and reference letters indicate that the applicant has a strong commitment to research and/or teaching.

Charles G. Lincoln Fellowship

  • There will be two (2) fellowships granted annually maintained each year providing acceptable awardees are available;
  • The recipient(s) must be a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) enrolled in the Department of Entomology with demonstrated outstanding academic, research, and teaching potential.
  • M.S. recipients must have completed requirements for a B. S. degree with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA, and Ph.D. recipients must have completed requirements for a M.S. degree with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA;
  • Recipient's academic performance must remain satisfactory (at least a cumulative 3.25 GPA for M.S. degree candidates and a cumulative 3.5 GPA for Ph.D. degree candidates); and
  • Recipient's research performance is judged exemplary by consensus of the advisory committee.