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Funding Opportunities

Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

Apply Now for Academic Success Coach/GA Position

Nine-month appointment, August 16, 2023 to May 15, 2024. The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) is hiring a Graduate Assistant, Academic Success Coach, located in Lighty 180, at WSU Pullman. The GA serves in retention and outreach activities to the students at WSU. Academic Success Coaches act as resource agents, and provide mentoring and role modeling. Submit your application to alicia.petersen@wsu.edu. More info here.

Research Assistant Opportunity through WSU IMPACT

Join the WSU IMPACT (IMproving Prevention through ACTion) Lab, and conduct research on one of the projects: Community Factors Measurement Project. As an RA you will conduct a literature search, review articles, and summarize articles related to community factors that affect childhood adversity; collaborate with a small team to effectively use search terminology and ensure no duplication of efforts; draft and edit sections of a report on findings. Apply https://wsu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/7838882/

Washington Research Foundation 2024 Postdoctoral Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships beginning in 2024. The award provides three years of support to enable up to 12 outstanding postdoctoral researchers to carry out innovative projects with the potential to make a real-world impact at leading research institutions in Washington state. Deadline for applications and letters of recommendation are due Monday, June 26, 2023. For more information, visit https://www.wrfseattle.org/grants/wrf-postdoctoral-fellowships.

Career Coach Intern Position

This position supports the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) Internships & Career Services office, working directly with students in the development of their career interests and aspirations. Assist students with a variety of issues, including career-related topics, such as resume writing, cover letter writing, internship and job searches, and using online careers resources. Provide drop-in support and career assistance to students on a first-come, first-served basis during regularly scheduled hours. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of Voiland College Internship & Career Services vision, mission, and values as well as VCEA vision, mission, and values as well as the VCEA mission and goals. For more information, contact Sandi Brabb via email vcea.internship@wsu.edu or call 509-335-3740. Apply via https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2612320

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


Graduate Diversity Assistantship Pathways Program (GDAPP)

GPSA Awards

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 https://gradschool.wsu.edu/wiche/

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.