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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

  1. The Academic Success and Career Center opens a Graduate Assistantship position for 2019-20 academic year. If you are interested, please submit application materials to Alicia Petersen at the Center for Advising & Career Development, Lighty 180, or email as Word attachments to Read the job description here.
  2. The School of Food Science is recruiting a M.S. student with research focus on Food Microbiology. This student will work in Dr. Minto Michael’s labs. Find more about the position and application here.
  3. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Click the website for more information 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. Fellowship:The Data Science Fellowship, an intensive 8-week (6/24/19 – 8/16/19) fellowship program, prepares master’s students, Ph.Ds, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields who are seeking industry careers as data scientists. For more information and application, go HERE.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.