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Solicitation for Applications


Jackson School of Geosciences

University of Texas at Austin

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, with support from the Munib and Angela Masri Foundation, has established the prestigious Masri Graduate Fellowship in Geosciences to provide financial assistance and promote educational opportunities for students from Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Jackson School of Geosciences in Austin, Texas. Top students from accredited universities in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon seeking to pursue a Master of Science or Ph.D. degree within at the Jackson School of Geosciences, are invited to apply for this Fellowship.

Preference is given to students interested in studying energy and water sustainability, environmental resilience and climate change impacts on land use. Fellowship funding will provide for tuition, living expenses, and medical care.

In 2019, the Jackson School of Geosciences was the top-ranked school for graduate geology education by U.S. News and World Report. It is the hope of the donor and the leadership of the Jackson School that the fellowship will help to advance the geoscience teaching and research missions of the school, and that greater cultural and scientific exchange between Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and the U.S. will result in increased awareness, mutual understanding and fellowship.

To apply for the Masri Graduate Fellowship in the Geosciences, students should complete the online graduate admissions application for Fall 2021 admission into a Master’s program or PhD in the Jackson School of Geosciences. Information regarding the application process and admissions requirements can be found at


If you have further questions about the application process, you may also contact Mr. Philip Guerrero, JSG Graduate Coordinator, at Philipg@mail.utexas.edu For full consideration, application materials are due no later than December 1, 2020. Applicants for Fall 2021 will not be required to take or submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

International applicants must take either the TOEFL or the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Classes begin in August, 2021, in Austin, Texas. 

Confidential inquiries about Jackson School degree programs can be made to:

Brian Horton, Graduate Advisor, Department of Geological Sciences: Horton@jsg.utexas.edu

Richard Chuchla, Director, Energy & Earth Resources M.S. Program:


Chris Bell, Associate Dean Academic Affairs: cjbell@jsg.utexas.edu

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