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USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowships in Animal Genetics

USDA NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS in Animal Genetics at Iowa State University

We are pleased to announce the availability of two USDA National Needs PhD Fellowships for interdisciplinary training with a core curriculum in Quantitative Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Animal Health. This unique training program includes research in quantitative animal genetics/genomics as well as a novel teaching-oriented approach, in which chosen Fellows serve as teaching assistants and engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Iowa State University and the faculty of this program provide outstanding opportunities for highly-motivated students to obtain state-of-the-art graduate training in these fast-developing fields in animal genetics and genomics. The Fellowships provide a graduate research assistantship, 100% tuition scholarship, paid single health insurance, computer allowance and travel allowance.

We seek candidates with a background (BA, BS or MS) in Animal Science, Genetics, Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, or Physics, along with research experience and a stated interest in the above areas of research. Fellowships are limited to US citizens and permanent residents. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

To submit a pre-application to see if you qualify for the National Needs Graduate Fellowship please click here

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bundy (, 515-294-7219) or Jack Dekkers (, 515-294-7509).