Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Graduate Fellow - MS

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
Closing Date
Review of applications will begin on December 31 and continue until the job is filled.

The Biology Department at Eastern Washington University is excited to recruit graduate students funded under a Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant for fall 2022. We seek GAANN Fellows for our Master’s program who will ultimately pursue a PhD, and are planning a career focused on either teaching or research. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Eligible students must have outstanding academic credentials, demonstrated financial need (FAFSA), and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. GAANN Fellows will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend of up to $34,000 annually, with up to two years of support. Find out more about EWU’s commitment to supporting diverse students

GAANN Fellows may focus on any area in biology and are encouraged to contact individual faculty members in the EWU Biology Department to discuss their research interests. Faculty research interests include fish conservation and genetics, riparian ecology, aquatic invertebrate ecology, and amphibian microbiome ecology.


BS in biology or related field.

To Apply

Apply online at ewu.edu/cstem/biology/scholarship-opportunities/gaann/.

If you have questions or are interested in fisheries related projects, please contact Dr. Paul Spruell, Associate Chair of Biology and GAANN Program Director at pspruell [at] ewu.edu. Pease include “GAANN Info request” in the subject line of your E-mail.

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