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The Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN invites applications for a MS/Ph.D. Diversity Research Assistantship. Recipients must be admitted to Purdue as a MS or Ph.D.-track student in Animal Sciences with an admit date of Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. The successful candidate must demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly abilities through the views, experiences and backgrounds, as communicated in the diversity essay; and demonstrate their ability to contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body. Selection of the recipient is conducted by the Animal Sciences Graduate Committee and considers the students’ academic and scholarly achievements and abilities, their ability to contribute to the diversity of the graduate student body, based upon Graduate School admission application materials requested by the graduate program. To receive full consideration, graduate students must submit completed Graduate School admission application materials, including a diversity essay. The diversity essay should be 500 words or less responding to the statement: Describe your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence. The Animal Sciences Department will provide a stipend of $18,763 for PhD (four-year award) and $17,650 for MS students (two-year award), payment of tuition and most fees (differential fee is not paid), and medical insurance supplement. Continuation of the assistantship is contingent upon satisfactory academic and scholarly performance and progress, satisfactory work performance, and the fellow's ability to meet and maintain Animal Sciences graduate student guidelines.
Application deadline is December 15, 2013. Detailed information may be found at https://ag.purdue.edu/ansc/Pages/ProspectiveGrad.aspx. Questions may be directed to Purdue University, Animal Sciences Graduate Office, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054, 765-496-7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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