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Current Job Openings and Funding Opportunities

Assistive Living Advisor (ALA) Spring 2021 

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


Graduate Advisor/Instructor Student Positions  

The WSU ROAR Graduate Advisor/Instructor Assistantship, under the direction of the WSU ROAR program director, is responsible for coordinating activities, advising and providing support related to vocational skills, career guidance, social skills, life skills, and community involvement for WSU ROAR students.
Fall 2021-Spring 2022: More info and apply
Spring 2021: More info and apply


Graduate Research Assistant – Secondary Special Education and Transition 

The Special Education program is seeking a graduate research assistant for a statewide research and evaluation project related to the delivery and coordination of school-based transition services for secondary age students with disabilities.

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Graduate Assistantship – IR and the Office of the Provost 

Institutional Research and Office of the Provost seeking a graduate assistant for spring 2021 term. This is a half-time, (20 hours per week – average) position.

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National Founder’s Scholarship 

Brown, PC, has provided experience and mentorship to students through our internship programs. In an effort to continue to give back and assist the next generation of entrepreneurs, Brown, PC, is offering the following scholarships to current full-time U.S. business students: National Founder’s Scholarship – Graduate Student & National Founder’s Scholarship – Undergraduate Student


Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials 

Experienced psychometrist needed to administer neuropsychological / cognitive assessments to Alzheimer’s patients in clinical research trials. Certification preferred; minimum 2 years’ experience required or Medical background and experience working with dementia patients preferred.

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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.



Grad student conducting an experiment in a shock physics lab


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.