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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund

Applications due May 15. The application process for the Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund is 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. One $1,200 award will be awarded to a project that promotes the conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Please contact Emily Brashear( for questions. More info and apply


Program Assessment Graduate Research Assistant

The Graduate School at Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to play an integral role in assisting with graduate program assessment and data analysis. More info


Graduate Assistantship – Institutional Research and the Graduate School

Institutional Research and the Graduate School are seeking a graduate assistant for the upcoming fall term with funding though the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a training position to support activities related to student data reporting to external agencies, such as Federal agencies for grant reporting, NIH-NSF, and the Council of Graduate Schools. This position requires intermediate knowledge of and ability to work with relational database and statistical software packages (e.g., Access, Business Objects, OBIEE, SAS, SPSS, SQL Server) and word processing skills. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. The research assistant will report to the Assistant Director in Institutional Research and will assist in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. The research assistant will be a core member of the Institutional Research team and will participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, etc. Please see attached position description for detailed skills and competencies required for the position. More info and apply


Graduate Assistantship – Institutional Research and the Office of the Provost

Institutional Research and the Office of the Provost are seeking a graduate assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year, with funding beginning in the upcoming fall term. This is a training position to support activities related to the support of Activity Insight, the reporting tool for faculty annual reviews. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. The job involves communication with faculty, creation of reports and training materials as well as data compilation and validation. The ability to work with relational databases and statistical software packages is required. The research assistant will report to a member of the Activity Insight team in Institutional Research and be a core member of the team. More info and apply


Program Advisor (Graduate Assistantship)

WSU’s Achievers program is offering an assistantship position. The GA assists in the implementation, administration and evaluation of 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; assist students with their transition to the university; and help them set and meet educational and life goals. More info and apply


Academic Success Coach Graduate Assistantship (Academic Success & Career Center)

The Academic Success Coach – Graduate Assistant serves in retention and outreach activities to the students at Washington State University (WSU). Academic Success Coaches will act as resource agents, provide mentoring and be good role models. More info and apply


Teaching Assistantship (TA) at the Graduate Writing Center

Washington State University’s Writing Program is seeking a graduate student to fill a Teaching Assistantship (TA) at the Graduate Writing Center (GWC). The Teaching Assistant will work as a consultant at the Graduate Writing Center with graduate students. More info and apply


Nursing Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty (2021)

Currently, Olympic College Bremerton seeks to fill 3 full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Nursing. The faculty member’s responsibility is to provide classroom and clinical instruction. The program has a full range of nursing programs up to and including the BSN level. More info and apply


Assistive Living Advisor (ALA) 2021/2022

The WSU ROAR Program is looking for a student-staff member who works in the Nez Perce Village Apartments as part of the ROAR’s program goal of helping create safe and engaged communities for young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (WSU ROAR students).
More info 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 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


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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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.

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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

NIH Biotechnology Training Grants

The NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program at Washington State University 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 National Institutes of Health, and contributions by Washington State University.