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College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142


A graduate assistantship can complement your formal studies through research, teaching, or administrative work under the supervision or tutelage of a faculty or staff member. In some instances, your assistantship can waive your out-of-state fees.

Once admitted to our graduate education program, you can work with faculty members to earn a nomination. While most assistantships are specific to your degree program, here are some others to keep in mind:

Berklund Research Assistantship
The assistantship (12-month, 20-hour week position) provides a maximum of two years of support at the M.S. level in one of the college's eight program areas. The recipient will be expected to interact with public and/or private natural resource managers when formulating his or her research program and when presenting research results and implications.

Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations (CRISSP)
The Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations (CRISSP) has been established to support research on important regional, national, and international problems related to invasive species and/or small or declining populations of plants and animals. This RFP solicits requests for partial funding support of new or ongoing projects. Proposals that will be supported through this RFP should primarily focus on one time graduate student support and be limited to a maximum request of $10,000. Proposals will be reviewed for their scientific merit and importance to natural resource management issues.

DeVlieg Graduate Assistantship in Wilderness Research

The DeVlieg Foundation's Mission is to aid and promote educational programs and experiences with a focus on conservation of natural resources, especially those that encourage respect and stewardship of the earth. The DeVlieg Foundation has a strong interest in helping students prepare for a career in natural resources, research and management. The Foundation is particularly interested in providing an opportunity for students to perform research in a wilderness setting. The DeVlieg Foundation is a solid supporter of Taylor Wilderness Research Station and its research programs.  An additional objective of this program would be to enhance graduate research opportunities and strengthen the Taylor Wilderness Research Station research program.

Foster Research Assistantship
Recipients will work on a research project as defined by their major professor and/or work 10-20 hours weekly for the Center for International Training and Outreach (CITO) Applicants must have exceptional academic/professional achievement and be admitted to one of the graduate programs in the college of Natural Resources. First priority will be given to candidates from the University of Sao Paulo in accordance with the expressed wishes of the donor, Carol Howe Foster. Second priority will be given to qualified candidates from Central and South America.