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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

1. Graduate Assistantships for 2019 Spring Semester


  • The Provost Office and Institutional Research are seeking a graduate assistant for the upcoming academic year. This is a training position to support activities related to developing training materials for Activity Insight (the faculty annual review software) and building out reports for use by departments and colleges.  The research assistant will be the primary support to the Activity Insight University Administrator and will assist in basic analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.  The research assistant will be a core member of the Activity Insight team and will participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, etc.  He or she will be supervised by the Activity Insight Administrator.  Please see attached position description for detailed skills and competencies required for the position. This is a half-time, (20 hours per week – average) position.  Students must be attending graduate school at WSU in the upcoming spring semester, 2019.  We would like to find an individual who would be interested in continuing in this position for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.  If you are interested, please submit your cover letter and resume or CV to For questions and concerns regarding the position, please contact Coleen McCracken at 509-335-3123 or 509-335-4553.  Find out more and APPLY.
  • The Graduate School Pullman office is seeking a Research Assistant to help with communications. Find out more and APPLY.
  • The McNair Scholars Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to serve as a mentor and instructor to the program’s participants. Find out more and APPLY.
  • The WSU Graduate School Pullman office is seeking a Research Assistant to help with data analytics. Find out more and APPLY. Application will be reviewed: 12/17

2. Environmental Protection Agency People, Prosperity, and the Plant Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real world challenges. See the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Student Design Competition website for more details about this program. Posted 10/31/18

3. Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2019-2020 academic year is now open. This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months. Posted 10/31/18

4. 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.

5. FFAR Fellowship

This three-year program provides access to mentors inside and outside academia, along with development of professional skills. Learn more and apply!

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. MORE INFO

Washington State University approved WRGP programs include:

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.