FPE Seeks Applicants for the 2021 Bryan Chair Graduate Research Assistantship

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FPE Founding Chair, John L. Bryan.

Attention! The UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering is now accepting applications for the John L. Bryan Chair Endowed Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA).

This endowment provides full support for up to two GRAs every year. The support is provided to outstanding, incoming Master of Science (MS) students (domestic or international, who have applied or will apply) in the FPE department and is awarded on a competitive basis. Identification of a research project and an M.S. thesis faculty advisor are welcome, but not required. The recipient(s) of the John L. Bryan GRA Award is/are expected to complete the proposed research project under the supervision of an FPE Faculty Member.

The Award includes standard tuition credits (up to 25), health benefits and a stipend (approximately $32k). The duration of the support is up to 12 months. A (new) requirement of this award is that the awardees agree to serve as Teaching Assistants for one course during both the Fall and Spring terms (1/2 TA positions).

Interested applicants should provide a one-page statement of purpose explaining their interest in the M.S. degree program in general and in fire research in particular. Applicants should also provide an updated resume. Applications should be submitted via email to Arnaud Trouvé, FPE Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (atrouve@umd.edu).

The deadline for application is usually around February 15. A decision on the recipient of this Award is made by the beginning of March. The competition applies to incoming students who start their M.S. program in the following Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring terms.

Download the 2021 award information sheet here: Bryan Chair RA 2021 (PDF)

Published February 3, 2021