2022-2023 Aviles-Johnson Fellowship faqs

 

What is the distinction between Round 1 and Round 2 doctoral nominations? Are doctoral students put through two rounds of evaluation? Or does it mean that departments/programs can choose to turn in doctoral applications by February 1st or by March 1st? 

There is no difference between the rounds aside for the targeted master’s or doctoral nomination. We understand that departments/programs vary regarding their recruitment timelines and the two rounds hopefully accommodate for some of the variance. Departments or Interdisciplinary Degree Programs must identify which round they wish to submit Doctoral nominations by Monday, January 24, 2022, at https://tx.ag/AvilesJohnson.  

Departments or Interdisciplinary Degree Programs may submit up to five (5) master’s nominations for round 2 and up to fifteen (15) doctoral nominations in either round 1 or round 2. 

I’m a prospective graduate student interested in attending Texas A&M University and applying for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program. How do I apply? 

While we are elated to see your proactiveness and interest in Texas A&M University, please note that the 2022-2023 Dr. Dionel Avilés ’53 and Dr. James Johnson ’67 Fellowship Program is by nomination by Texas A&M University departments or interdisciplinary programs only. If you believe you are a fit for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program, please discuss with your prospective department. 

I’m a current undergraduate student at Texas A&M University. I’m interested in applying for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program. How do I apply? 

While we are elated to see your proactiveness, please note that the 2022-2023 Dr. Dionel Avilés ’53 and Dr. James Johnson ’67 Fellowship Program (formerly Diversity Excellence) is by nomination by Texas A&M University departments or interdisciplinary programs only. If you believe you are a fit for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program, please discuss with your prospective department. 

If a prospective student starts a master’s program at Texas A&M University in spring 2022, would that student be able to start classes that term and then move up to Ph.D. program for summer 2022 or fall 2022 and qualify for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program? 

If the student starts classes in spring 2022 and later start a doctoral program in summer 2022 or fall 2022, the student would not be eligible for the fellowship. 

Once a department submits a nomination through InfoReady, can the nominator go back and change information? 

No, once a nomination has been submitted, the application cannot be modified. 

Our department would like to nominate a current Texas A&M University doctoral student who is switching departments. Does the student qualify for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship Program? 

No, the student does not qualify. The Avilés-Johnson Doctoral Fellowship provides four years of funding for domestic doctoral students enrolling for the first time in a doctoral program in Summer or Fall 2022. Please visit the Avilés-Johnson Program Website for eligibility criteria: https://grad.tamu.edu/Buttons/Funding-Opportunities/Aviles-Johnson-Fellowship-Program 

Do international students qualify for the Aviles-Johnson Fellowship Program? 

Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees no later than August 2022 and have applied for graduate admission to Texas A&M University (TAMU) for the Summer or Fall 2022. 

Since there are two submission rounds, can doctoral nominations be submitted at either date? Can they be submitted both dates? 

Doctoral nominations for both rounds, however, departments or interdisciplinary degree programs must identify which round they wish to submit Doctoral nominations by Monday, January 24, 2022, at https://tx.ag/AvilesJohnson. Note that only one nomination per student is allowed. 

Departments or Interdisciplinary Degree Programs may submit up to fifteen (15) doctoral nominations in either round 1 or round 2. 

Since there are two deadlines, when will Avilés-Johnson Fellowship awardees be determined? 

Nominators will be notified of which applicants have been selected for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship within three (3) weeks of each nomination deadline. 

 

Where can I find the financial commitment summary for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship? 

The financial summary information will be requested in the InfoReady nomination application. 

The student we are nominating for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship was admitted to Texas A&M University, however, they deferred their admission for a year because they were a Fulbright Scholar and participated in research. Is the student still eligible for nomination under this fellowship? 

The student’s enrollment/deferment status is eligible for nomination as long as they meet the other required criteria. Please visit the Avilés-Johnson Program Website for eligibility criteria: https://grad.tamu.edu/Buttons/Funding-Opportunities/Aviles-Johnson-Fellowship-Program 

I am a current student at Texas A&M- Galveston or other Texas A&M University System School, am eligible for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship? 

Unfortunately, TAMUG students or other Texas A&M University System School students are not eligible for the Avilés-Johnson Fellowship. Your institution, however, has similar funding opportunities that you may be eligible for. Please reach out to the graduate office at your school for additional information. 

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