The Wild Herbivore Ecology Lab typically accepts 1-2 new graduate students per year. Most graduate students are supported through grants acquired by Lisa Shipley, providing research funding and Research Assistantships that include an academic year stipend, nominal summer support, tuition waiver, and health insurance for 3 years (Ph.D.) and 2 years (M.S.). Other students may be supported on Teaching Assistantships provided by the School of the Environment. If you are interested in being part of the lab, send a cover letter, C.V., and unofficial transcripts to Shipley@wsu.edu at any time. If you wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship, applications to the WSU graduate school need to be submitted by the deadline in January https://gradschool.wsu.edu . Also consult the School of the Environment’s graduate studies page https://environment.wsu.edu/graduate-studies.
The Wild Herbivore Ecology lab has many opportunities for undergraduate researchers and volunteers each year, including Honors Thesis projects, internships, and animal care work. If you are interested in being part of the lab, contact Lisa Shipley at Shipley@wsu.edu for current opportunities.