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 Assistantships
Spring and Fall 2018:
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:
- Polyhydroxyalkanoate bioplastics property improvements by cross-linking
- Understanding the relationship between corn and sorghum cell wall chemistry on stalk viscoelastic properties
- Chemical investigation of yeast lipid production by Raman spectroscopy-microscopy
- 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 (email@example.com)
Dr. George Newcombe's forest pathology lab is looking for a highly motivated M.S. student to start preferably in late May 2019. The selected individual will contribute to a DOE-funded project investigating the role of gene dosage in hybrid poplar resistance to pathogens (such as rust and leaf spot). The project will involve raising poplar trees in the greenhouse, conducting controlled inoculations, and collecting phenotypic data. The student will also be involved with an additional ongoing NSF-funded project investigating endophyte-mediated resistance in Western white pine to the white pine blister rust. An optional teaching assistant opportunity for an undergraduate Forest Pathology class exists as well. This graduate student position is fully funded for two years and includes paid tuition, a competitive stipend, and health insurance. If interested or to ask questions, please contact Maria Marlin at firstname.lastname@example.org. In an email of interest, please provide a short summary of research interests, unofficial undergraduate transcript (if possible), and a current resume or CV.
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.