***WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING STUDENTS (GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE) TO PARTICIPATE IN A 4-YEAR NSF DYNAMICS OF INTEGRATED SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS (DISES) PROJECT FOCUSED ON RECIPROCAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT; OTHER STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE, BEGINNING AS SOON AS JANUARY, 2023. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE INQUIRE VIA E-MAIL.***
Interested students may also want to view the recently funded NSF National Research Traineeship Program at WSU, focused on Rivers, Watersheds, and Communities, which has a priority application deadline of December 15.
Prospective Graduate Students
Graduate assistantships are available in the Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry research group at Washington State University, Vancouver. We are seeking independent, motivated students with an interest in biogeochemistry and/or land-water interactions. These assistantships are available for students pursuing both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Prospective students should have a strong background in the physical sciences (including at least a year of undergraduate chemistry) and a dedication to research that improves understanding and management of aquatic and/or land-based resources. Experience with or interest in conducting fieldwork will be considered favorably. Admission requirements and application materials for WSU Vancouver’s M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Science are available on the WSU Vancouver Natural Sciences website. M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Geology are also an option, and more information on these is available at the homepage for WSU’s School of the Environment. Interested parties should either apply directly to WSU Vancouver or contact Dr. John Harrison for additional information.
Postdoctoral researchers with funding, or who are interested in writing an application for external funding with Dr. Harrison as supervisor, are encouraged to contact Dr. Harrison at any time with a statement about the proposed research topic and the potential source of funding.
Useful links for current and prospective graduate students:
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
- American Association of University Women*International Students*
- Environmental Protection Agency Graduate Research Fellowships
- Fulbright Graduate Fellowships * All Foreign Students*
- NASA Earth System Science Fellowships
- World Bank Scholarship Program * Latin American Students*
- How to Win a Graduate Fellowship
- WSU NSF National Research Traineeship RA-ships focused on Rivers, Watersheds, and Communities
Motivated undergraduates with interests in biogeochemistry, ecosystem processes, and aquatic ecology are encouraged to contact John Harrison about current openings in the laboratory. Please see the listing of current projects to see research conducted by the GCWB group.
Our Lab, Campus, and University are Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness
Recognized by Insight Into Diversity Magazine as a top college for diversity, WSU Vancouver is committed to to inclusive excellence in all that we do. Situated on a scenic 351 acres campus with a a view of 5 Cascade volcanoes (on a clear day), WSU Vancouver is in the homeland of the Chinookan and Taidnapam peoples and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. WSU Vancouver’s strategic plan includes a commitment to equity and a goal to increase the success of historically minoritized students. As a result, we strongly encourage applications from scholars from underrepresented populations and offer fellowship opportunities for students who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and women in STEM. We also encourage students of diverse physical and mental abilities, genders, and orientations to apply. Application fees can be waived given demonstrated need. WSUV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from individuals who demonstrate an ability to help us achieve our strategic goal of creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.