The I-STAR BioEnergy program is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program.
Kansas State University, 1005 Durland Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
How to Apply for IGERT Fellowships
1. Eligible Ph.D. applicants (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) are encouraged to apply to Kansas State University’s National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program. An IGERT trainee will receive two years (and possibly a third year) of an annual stipend of $30,000 and an additional $10,500 annual allowance for tuition, insurance, as well as resources for specialized training, internships, research, and travel funds.
a. Apply to a Ph.D. program of one of the participating IGERT departments (2b below). Please note that departmental application deadlines vary from January 15 to late February. Apply at this website: Apply
b. Contact an IGERT faculty member to discuss your research and program interests. Additional department information and application procedures are available from these IGERT-participating departments:
c. Simultaneous with your departmental Ph.D. application, send a "complete" copy of your departmental application materials: undergraduate / graduate academic records, GRE scores, previous research and community service experience, etc. in a PDF file to the I-STAR program director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
d. In addition, please send a one-page essay to the IGERT program director at this email address: email@example.com. Include the faculty member(s) you are interested in working with, and the director of graduate studies for the department to which you are applying. In your letter, outline your research and career goals and experiences, and indicate how they would be advanced by participation in the IGERT program.