Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics in Changing Environments
Training in Integrative Biology - Supported by the U.S. Department of Education

Application Procedure

Applications for the GAANN EEG Ph.D. program for admission in August 2010 are due on December 15, 2009.

Admission to DoEd GAANN programs are  limited to U.S. citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents.  However, our graduate program  includes students from many countries. Also note that while our graduate program includes both Masters and Ph.D. students, the EEG GAANN is only a Ph.D. program.

The first step is to complete the Graduate School online application form with application fee at  Please list BIOLOGY as the program of study.

The online Graduate Handbook provides complete information about application procedures and graduate programs at Kansas State University.  (

Applicants should submit the following application materials  to:
Kansas State University
Graduate Applications-Ecology, Evolution and Genomics Training Program
Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-4901

  1. A cover letter indicating that you are applying for admission into the graduate program in the Division of Biology and interested in the Ecology, Evolution, and  Genomics Training Program, identifying one or more EEG research faculty at Kansas State University whose research interests you.
  2. Statement of aims and objectives and/or a self-written, 3-page essay describing your research and teaching interests and long-term career goals.
  3. Letters of recommendation from three former mentors/advisors submitted on official letterhead stationery to Graduate Affairs Committee, Kansas State University, Biology Division, Ackert Hall, Manhattan KS 66506-4901.
  4. One official copy of the applicant's transcript from each college or university attended must be submitted with application materials to the Division of Biology. A transcript is official only when it is sent directly from the university or college in question and bears the institution's seal. For each applicant admitted, an official transcript showing the conferral of all previous degrees must be submitted to the Graduate School. All transcripts become part of the applicant's official file and are not returned. 
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (scores from both computer-based and paper versions are accepted).  The institution code for KSU is R6334; the department code for the Division of Biology is 0203. Only the general GRE is REQUIRED.
  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Information and the form can be found at . Financial need determines stipend level. Please fill out the 2010-2011 FAFSA form, that will be available on January 1, 2010 or soon thereafter, and list Kansas State University, Federal School Code: 001928, as the institution to receive the information. You should fill out and submit the 2010-2011 FAFSA form by January 8, 2010. You will have to use estimated financial 2009 data to complete the form in order to meet this deadline.


Each GAANN Fellow will receive a 12-month stipend of up to $30,000 per year for three years, subject to progress and his or her demonstrated financial need. The Division of Biology takes seriously its responsibility to provide financial support to the students we admit into our program. Incoming PhD students receive a guarantee of five years of combined research and teaching assistantship support.