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CNR | Graduate Studies Office

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-1009

Email: cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu

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Open RA / TA Positions and Graduate Funding

The College of Natural Resources offers a number of opportunities for awarding competitive funding to graduate students.

Also, each semester the Departments within the College have several teaching assistantships available for meritorious graduate students. Some of these teaching assistantships include a waiver of resident tuition and fees. If you are interested in potentially becoming a teaching assistant please discuss this option with your intended graduate advisor.

The faculty within the College do also offer Research Assistantships associated with funded projects. If you are interested, please view these announcements.

Open Research and Teaching Assistantships

Fall 2019:

The Policy Analysis Group at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD and MS research assistantships. We are looking for highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing graduate degrees focused on policy analysis and economic applications in natural resources. Potential topics vary and may include evaluation of state wildfire funding mechanisms and policy responses; modeling forest product sector markets; modeling the economic contribution of natural resources to state economies; understanding the impacts of drought, wildfire, and other disturbances on communities and corresponding policy responses. For more information contact Dr. Dennis Becker or Dr. Greg Latta.

The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD and MS research assistantships. We are looking for highly qualified candidates committed to pursuing graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) focused on Renewable Materials.

Specific Projects Include:

  1. Polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastics property improvements by cross-linking
  2. Understanding the relationship between corn and sorghum cell wall chemistry on stalk viscoelastic properties
  3. Chemical investigation of yeast lipid production by Raman spectroscopy-microscopy
  4. Examining the effect of municipal solid waste torrefaction conditions on their rheological, mechanical and physical properties of extruded pellets.

For the M.S., the minimum requirements are: B.S. in (i) Forest Products/Wood Science, (ii) Chemistry/Physics, and (iii) Chemical/Materials/Mechanical/Biological Engineering, or equivalent.

For the Ph.D., the minimum requirements would be a M.S. in (i) Forest Products/Wood Science, (ii) Chemistry/Physics, and (iii) Chemical/Materials/Mechanical/Biological Engineering, or equivalent.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact:
Dr. Armando McDonald (armandm@uidaho.edu)

Fall 2019

The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD graduate research and teaching assistants. Competitive stipend and tuition packages are available. We are looking for highly motivated candidates committed to pursue research that may include fieldwork, laboratory research, computer modeling, and/or stakeholder engagement. Topics could include: biogeochemical cycling, ecology, fire sciences, forest biometrics, silviculture, forest operations, forest entomology and pathology, forest policy, hydrology, rangeland sciences, restoration and regeneration, remote sensing and GIS, renewable materials, tribal and traditional knowledge, among others. For more details, please contact cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu.

Fall 2019

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD graduate research and teaching assistants. Competitive stipend and tuition packages are available. We are looking for highly motivated candidates committed to pursue research that may include fieldwork, laboratory research, computer modeling, and/or stakeholder engagement. Topics could include: avian ecology, animal and fish ecology, conservation biology, endangered species, fisheries sciences and aquiculture, limnology, molecular genetics, tribal and traditional knowledge, wildlife sciences, among others. For more details, please contact cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu.

Fall 2019

The Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD graduate research and teaching assistants. Competitive stipend and tuition packages are available. We are looking for highly motivated candidates committed to pursue research that may include fieldwork, laboratory research, computer modeling, and/or stakeholder engagement. Topics could include: attitudes and behaviors, environmental education, environmental political science, extension, global environmental changes, human dimensions, natural resource economics, policy analysis and land use planning, social impact assessment, tribal and traditional knowledge, water resources, among others. For more details, please contact cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu.

Fall 2019

The Environmental Science Program at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD graduate research and teaching assistants. Competitive stipend and tuition packages are available. We are looking for highly motivated candidates committed to pursue research related to the intersection of biological, physical, and social sciences. Topics could include: biodiversity and evolution, climate and land use change, community and human dimensions, earth sciences, economics, ecology, energy, education, policy and regulations, food and fiber, human health, remote sensing and GIS, waste management, water resources, among others. For more details, please contact cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu.

Fall 2019

The College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho is accepting applications for potential PhD and M.S. graduate research and teaching assistants. Competitive stipend and tuition packages are available. We are looking for highly motivated candidates committed to pursue research related to remote sensing and spatial analysis of natural science disciplines that may include geographic information systems, landscape ecology, remote sensing, spatial ecology, etc. Disciplinary areas can cover disturbance ecology, forestry, fire sciences, rangeland sciences, fish and wildlife sciences, environmental sciences, land use policy and planning, among others. For more details, please contact cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu.

If your appointment as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or a combination equals 20 hours a week then the current policy of the University of Idaho is to waive non-resident tuition and fees. However, prior to accepting any offer we encourage to check with your intended graduate advisor as to what tuition or additional fees you may be responsible for.

Contact Us

CNR | Graduate Studies Office

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-1009

Email: cnr-grad-studies@uidaho.edu

google maps location