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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

Graduate Assistant, Group Projects & Student Outreach
The Center for Civic Engagement is seeking a graduate assistant to begin in Fall 2022. This assistantship is 20 hours per week, include a tuition waiver, stipend, and benefits, and will be integral to support student engagement and community service in the surrounding community specifically working with a wide range of student groups. More info

Academic Success Coach, Graduate Assistant (GA)
Academic Success and Career Center is looking for a Graduate Assistant (GA) to serve in retention and outreach activities to the students at Washington State University (WSU). Academic Success Coaches are resource agents, provide mentoring and role modeling. More info

Office of the Provost and Emeritus Society – Graduate Assistant
The Office of the Provost is seeking a Graduate Assistant (“GA”) who is organized, detail oriented, dependable, and able to work independently. The GA will provide administrative support in a fast-paced, professional office setting. In addition, the GA will support the activities of the Emeritus Society, a program in the Provost’s Office that supports the service and social activities of retired Washington State University faculty. More info

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. More info

College Success Foundation Achievers (CSF) Graduate Assistantship (GA)
WSU’s Achievers program is an initiative of the Office of Academic Engagement, WSU’s home for initiatives dedicated to student success and engagement in our academic community. The fully-funded CSF Graduate Assistantship assists in implementing, administering, and evaluating programming for students attending WSU identified as alumni with the Washington Achievers Scholars high school program. They will develop a mentoring, academic, and personal coaching relationship with the scholars and create a community of support and assist students with their transition to the university and setting and meeting educational and life goals. More info

Community liaison part-time position
The WSU Temperament Lab is looking for someone local to the Pullman-Moscow area for the paid part-time position of a community liaison with very flexible hours. Since we conduct research with families, it would be great for people in the community to learn about our projects from a parent’s perspective. More info


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 when 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:


Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)

Distinguished Graduate Research Program

PNNL Distinguished Graduate Research Program


Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars

GPSA Awards

Graduate student testing wheat in a green house

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.




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.

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

NIH Biotechnology Training Grants

The NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program at WSU offers interdisciplinary training to enhance the graduate experience and produce versatile scientists and engineers to address the future needs of biotechnology in academic, industrial, or government service. The program provides state-of-the-art training in basic science relevant to biotechnology and an education in the applied aspects of biotechnology with particular emphasis on protein science.

Trainees in the Program are admitted for graduate studies through one of the participating academic units, then nominated for a traineeship:

Trainee positions are supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the NIH and contributions by WSU.