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Funding Opportunities

Financial support

Graduate students in  our department are supported by:

Fellowships – Opportunities for outstanding students include programs at the EPA and  NSF.  Generally, prospective or current graduate students apply for  fellowships with assistance from their faculty mentor.

Research Assistantships – These typically are supported via competitive grant funds and target  research on a specific project.  Contact individual faculty regarding  the availability of research assistantships.

Teaching Assistantships – Teaching assistantships in introductory biology and more specialized  courses are available each fall and spring. Apply by September 1 for  spring semester admission and by January 15 for fall semester  admission to be considered for teaching assistantships. Please see our Graduate Student Assistantships page for more information.


MAS Bioenergy Scholar Program

The NSF IGERT  Program in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Bioenergy (MAS  BioEnergy) is designed to prepare PhD graduates who are trained as  interdisciplinary scientists with a full understanding of the technical  challenges facing the emerging bioenergy industry. This is a comprehensive  training program that incorporates cross-disciplinary teamwork, courses in  multiple disciplines, and research projects that span at least two focus areas.  Educational and research opportunities are offered from four focus areas: 1)  Crop Sciences and Plant Biotechnology, 2) Biological, Chemical, and Thermal  Biomass Conversion, 3) Product Engineering, and 4) Environmental Assessment,  Policy, and Economics. Fellowships are available for Fall semester 2011. Applications  are sought from all current and prospective graduate students in any areas of  science, mathematics, engineering, policy, and economics. Two‐year fellowships include a substantial  stipend as well as full coverage of tuition, fees, and health benefits.

For more information, please see our MAS  BioEnergy website at or contact the MAS BioEnergy program  coordinator, Barbara Gibson, at or 970.491.2151.

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