Doctoral Fellowship

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships
&
Doctoral Academy Fellowships

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Arkansas has access to UA Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships as well as graduate research and teaching assistantships available in several research areas in our department.

FELLOWSHIPS: 

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships offer an annual stipend of $22,000 in addition to a minimum $18,000 GA stipend plus tuition for up to 4 years.

Doctoral Academy Fellowships offer an annual stipend of $12,000 in addition to a minimum of $18,000 GA stipend plus tuition for up to 4 years.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Compound fractionation and purification

  • Animal Waste Management

  • Biofuels and Biomass Energy

  • Bioprocess Engineering

  • Biosensors for Food Safety, biosecurity and health

  • Ecological Engineering

  • Food Safety and Risk Assessment

  • Biorefinery co-products development

  • Grain Drying and Storage

  • Irrigation Water use in Agriculture and water quality

  • Improving Drinking Water Quality and Availability

  • Nano-bioengineering

  • Biocatalysis Technology

  • Riparian Forest Buffer Delineator Tool

  • Remote Sensing for Bioresources Monitoring and Management

  • Air Quality and Energy efficiency in poultry production

  • Sustainable Metrics for Agriculture

  • Modeling for Priority Watersheds in Arkansas

  • Ecosystem Design and Management

  • Watershed Management and water quality chemistry

  • Low Impact Development

  • Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling

  • Modeling of Biological Systems

REQUIREMENTS:

Distinguished Doctoral Fellows should have a minimum master's GPA of 3.85 or B.S. GPA of 3.65, a GRE verbal plus quantitative score of at least 314, and a GRE writing score of 4.5 or above.

Doctoral Academy Fellows should have a minimum master's GPA of 3.65 or B.S. GPA 3.5, a GRE verbal plus quantitative score of at least 307, and a GRE writing score of 4.0 or higher.

 

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of application, a resume and transcripts of all college work, and three reference letters to:  Dr. Lalit Verma, Head and Professor   E-mail: lverma@uark.edu

In general, admission to the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate program is a two-step process. First, the prospective student must be admitted to UA Graduate School. Second, the student must be accepted into the department's program which depends on transcripts, recommendations, a statement of purpose, acceptance by a faculty member and the following requirements:

Students to a MS program from a BS degree in engineering or to a PhD program from a BS degree in engineering and a MS degree:

    1.  A score of 301 (1100 for the tests taken prior to August, 2011) or above (verbal and quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    2.  A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based (or 90 (Internet-based). This requirement is waived for applicants whose native language is English or who earn a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a U.S. institution.
    3.  GPA 3.00 or higher on the last 60 hours of a BS degree or BS and/or MS degrees.
    4.  B.S. degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program or equivalent

For graduate students with a half-time graduate assistantships or greater, costs for tuition are waived and are paid by the department. Current minimum stipends quoted below for graduate assistantships are in addition to the tuition waiver and are as follows:

  • M.S. - $13,000 per fiscal year.
  • Ph.D. - $18,000 per fiscal year.