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Ph.D. fellowship available

Mon Nov 22 07:52:44 EST 1999


I am seeking a bright, motivated student to do a Ph.D. dissertation on sea
anemone systematics to begin studies in August 2000.  The student will be enrolled in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of the
University of Kansas (KU) and will also be associated with the KU Natural History Museum.  The research project will be a generic revision of the Corallimorpharia - anemone-like animals that may act

ell as print form.  Relevant skills will be taught; applicants need not possess them but their possession will be an advantage in the competition for the fellowship.  For information on the sorts of

QUALIFICATIONS The successful applicant will be admissible to the Ph.D. program of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of KU (www.ukans.edu/~eeb), and have a strong interest in system
1) An excellent academic record (the KU graduate program requires that any student with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 be admitted on probation);
2) Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including the Biology Subject Test, within the past five years.  (For those living outside the US, the Subject Test may be taken after arrival
3) Favorable letters of recommendation.
4) Non-native speakers of English must score well on the TOEFL to be admitted to the KU graduate program (at least 570 on the paper-based or 230 on the computer-based exam).

FINANCIAL SUPPORT  A maximum of five years of financial support will be provided - it is expected the degree will be completed in this time.  The fellowship is contingent on the granting of funds by

 Assistant, Curatorial Assistant, or Research Assistant.

OTHER  In the American system, a (post)graduate student enrolls in courses
for the first 2-3 years of study.  The program is individually tailored,
and for those with a strong background, coursework may be minimal.  One of
the major objectives of the coursework is preparation for an oral
qualifying examination.  Research may be begun while courses are being
taken, but it intensifies after the oral exam is passed.

The research will involve field as well as laboratory work.

APPLICATION  For admission to KU in August, completed application materials must be received by 15 January 2000.  Application forms may be obtained from Ms. Patti Baker - pbaker at eagle.cc.ukans.edu, 

ate in your letter that you are interested in this fellowship.  An application fee of US$25 cannot be waived.

QUESTIONS  Please ask me!

Non-Americans are eligible for this fellowship and are encouraged to apply.

Daphne G. Fautin
Professor, Biological Sciences
Curator, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
Haworth Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045  USA

telephone 1-785-864-3062
fax 1-785-864-5321
for e-mail, please use fautin at ukans.edu

lab web page: www.nhm.ukans.edu/~inverts
direct to sea anemone database version 2.1: biocomplexity.nhm.ukans.edu/

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