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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

  1. The Academic Success and Career Center is recruiting graduate students for an open Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant position for 2019-20 academic year. Read the job description HERE. If you are interested, please submit your applications to Alicia Petersen, Lightly 180, or email as Word attachments to by April 28, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
  2. The Office of Institutional Research is hiring two  graduate assistants for the 2019-20 academic year. To apply, send a CV or resume and cover letter to Steve Selk at
    1. Position description for graduate assistantship for Institutional Research and the Provost’s Office
    2. Position description for graduate assistantship for Institutional Research and the Graduate School
  3. The Voiland College Internship & Career Services Office is hiring graduate assistants for the 2019-20 academic year to work with students in the development of their career interests and aspirations. Applications will be due on April 26, 2019. Click HERE for more information about the position and application.
  4. Eastern Oregon University is seeking an online adjunct instructor to teach online courses in Public Administration. Find out more information about the position and application on the website.
  5. The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service opens fellowships to currently enrolled graduate students at WSU. Between $1,000 to $2,000 will be awarded for each fellowship. Applications will be due on Monday, April 22, 2019. Click HERE for more details about the Foley fellowships and applications.
  6. Fellowship:  The Data Science Fellowship, an intensive 8-week (6/24/19 – 8/16/19) fellowship program, prepares master’s students, Ph.D.s, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields who are seeking industry careers as data scientists. For more information and application, go HERE.
  7. Cougar Health Services is seeking graduate students help facilitate a new program called “Booze, Sex, and Reality Checks” in fall 2019.  Find out more on their Website.
  8. The WSU ROAR Program is seeking one Graduate Assistant (tuition & stipend included) and two Assistive Living Advisors (Stipend & apartment rent included). Preference given to students in the College of Education, and students must be on the Pullman campus. Find out about the ROAR Program. Application reviews begin April 5.
  9. The Academic Success and Career Center is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2019-20 academic year to start fall 2019. More information and how to apply.
  10. Applications for the 2019 Natural Resource Conservation Endowment fund are now open.This funding opportunity, managed by the Office of Research, provides seed funding to currently enrolled WSU graduate students working on projects in education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. Up to two $1,200 award will be awarded to a project that promotes the conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Deadline is 5pm on May 1st. No exceptions. Guidelines for applying can be viewed at Any questions can be directed to Emily Brashear at
  11.  2019 ETS Internship and Fellowship Programs ETS is seeking graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program and early career scientists who are interested in research opportunities in the field of educational research, assessment or related fields. Areas of emphasis include career and technical education, cognitive psychology, learning sciences, psychometrics, speech recognition and processing, statistics, and more.
  12. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research program 2019 Solicitation. This program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (East Time). Find more information on the website. 
  13. GPSA Spring 2019 travel and registration grants are available to all WSU Pullman fee paying graduate and professional students. The grants will help you to reimburse airfare, mileage, and transportation costs, and registration fees. learn more at the website.


Other Funding Opportunities

WSU Assistantships and Awards

Assistantship appointments provide financial support to a graduate student who engages in teaching (TA), research (RA), and/or service (SA or GA). Departments and programs generally make assistantship offers during the admissions process; however, current students may be eligible for an assistantship in their program if funding is available. Graduate assistantships may include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact their department or graduate program to learn more about assistantship opportunities.

Each year the Graduate School and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) recognize graduate students of outstanding achievement with numerous awards, including:


The Graduate School provides a number of donor-funded scholarships within specific disciplines that require nomination from your department. To learn about these scholarships and request nomination from your department, visit the scholarships website.

Graduate School Scholarships include:

Visit WSU’s general scholarship page.

Visit the Open Education Database for more scholarship opportunities.

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Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The WRGP allows master’s graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states to enroll in any participating programs within the participating institutions and pay resident tuition. The average savings is about $14,900 per student.

For more information about the WSU graduate programs eligible for resident tuition, visit

How to apply

Apply for admission and identify yourself as a WICHE WRGP applicant to be considered for the discounted tuition rate. Programs give a limited number of reduced tuition seats each year, so apply early.

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Prestigious Fellowships and How to Apply

Applying for external fellowships and grants is an excellent professional development experience for many students who will be seeking academic career placement where grant funding is a necessity. The Graduate School offers training every spring to help students apply for a number of prestigious fellowships. Find out more about how to apply for these prestigious fellowships HERE

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Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify potential internship opportunities that fit within their program of study. Students who wish to participate in a fall or spring internship are required to meet the University’s continuous enrollment policy by either enrolling in a minimum of two graduate credits, be in continuous doctoral status, or be approved for official internship leave. Please see the complete Internship leave policy.