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Graduate Resources

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INTERNAL AWARD APPLICATION FORMS

Conference Travel Funding Application – Download and fill out this form if you are applying for travel to an academic conference. Once the form and supporting materials are compiled, submit the form to Jessica Dangott ( EMAIL TBA ) by October 15th and February 15th.

Dissertation Enhancement Funding Application – Download and fill out this form if you are applying for assistance collecting preliminary data aimed at assessing the viability of a potential thesis or dissertation topic. Once the form and supporting materials are compiled, submit the form to Jessica Dangott ( EMAIL TBA ) by October 15th and February 15th.

Pilot Research Funding Application – Download and fill out this form is you are actively involved in research for a defined dissertation topic for which you would like departmental assistance. Once the form and supporting materials are compiled, submit the form to Jessica Dangott ( EMAIL TBA ) by October 15th and February 15th.

Professional Development Funding Application– Download and fill out this form if you are applying to take part in an event, activity, course etc., that furthers you as an academic and is in line with your research interests. Once the form and supporting materials are compiled, submit the form the Nicole Ellis Jessica Dangott ( EMAIL TBA ) by October 15th and February 15th.

 

TRAVEL

Graduate students must complete a request through Concur for ALL domestic and international travel. This is required for all research, field schools or conference travel. Please contact Rebekah Luza in our business office for assistance at rluza@tamu.edu.

Graduate students (enrolled as students at TAMU) must register international travel with the Study Abroad Office. This includes international travel to conferences and international travel for research.

Prior to August 1, 2011, if you registered with Study Abroad, you were automatically covered by SOS International for evacuation, but you had to purchase the health insurance separately. The university no longer uses the SOS service, but now uses Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). When you sign up for the health insurance (which is highly recommended, even if you are already covered under a health insurance plan), you also are signed up for the travel insurance and evacuation insurance. For all the services this insurance provides, it is relatively inexpensive. CISI Education Abroad Coverage

Texas A&M has contracted with CISI, a 24-hour travel and security assistance service for faculty, staff and students who travel to international destinations on official university business or an A&M sponsored trip. CISI manages a wide range of requests ranging from lost passports, physician referrals, and complex medical and security evacuations. For more information on additional coverage available to faculty and student travelers, please contact the Study Abroad Office at (979) 845-0544.

To register for CISI coverage, click here

According to University Rule 21.01.03.M1, a faculty or staff member traveling on university business to a country under a travel warning must have approval from the university President. You must complete a Foreign Travel Request Form, as well as an Acknowledgement of Risk Form if you will travel to a country currently under a Department of State Travel Warning.

Research Compliance

IRB approval is required for all research projects involving human subjects. For more information, please consult the Texas A&M Office for Research Compliance and Biosafety website.

Sample IRB Application Forms – Coming Soon

GRADUATE DEGREE PAPERWORK

OGS Forms

The Office of Graduate Studies website contains a comprehensive list of forms relevant to graduate studies, including:

These are the most commonly used forms for MA and PhD students:

  • Degree Plan
    • Used for both MA and PhD students
    • Must be filed at least 90 days before the Preliminary Exam is taken
  • Preliminary Exam Checklist and Report of the Preliminary Exam
    • Both forms must be turned in within 10 days of the scheduled exam
    • Exam must be completed at least 14 weeks prior to the Final Exam (i.e. defense date)
  • Proposal Approval Page
    • Used for both theses and dissertations
    • Must be submitted no later than 15 working days prior to submission of the Request and Announcement of Final Examination
  • Request and Announcement of Final Exam
    • Used for both MA theses & PhD dissertations
    • Must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the exam
  • Request for Exemption from the Final Exam
    • Must be submitted at least 10 days prior to deadline to complete the exam
    • Often used by MA students if committee decides a committee defense is not necessary

Departmental Forms

In addition to the OGS form, the Department of Anthropology uses the forms below as part of the assessment process. Please ensure that both forms are completed when you complete their MA or PhD degrees. (Bring a copy of these forms to your final committee meeting.)

  • Analytical and Critical Thinking Assessment
    • Needs to be filled out & signed by all committee members
    • For both MA and PhD students
  • Anthropology Exit Questionnaire- to be filled out by graduate students after they take their final exam or upon graduation for undergraduates.
    • Click here for the M.A Exit Questionnaire
    • Click here for the M.S Exit Questionnaire
    • Click here for the Ph.D Exit Questionnaire

Nautical Haley Streuding

 

EVALUATION

All graduate students must complete an Annual Evaluation Form every year. Evaluation forms are used to evaluate student progress, to compile reports on the graduate program, and to assist the committee that makes decisions regarding departmental assistantships.

CAREERS IN ACADEMIA

Curious what Search Committees wish you knew? Want to learn how to make your CV impeccable? Would it help to hear newly minted PhD’s tell stories of their experience in the job market and at their first appointments?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a series of articles compiled in a special report to answer questions like these that graduate students may have about entering the job market!

To read this series of articles, please click here!