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Graduate Studies

Graduate Assistantships & Grants


Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available in Chemistry, Biology, and Geoscience to highly prepared graduate students admitted to the Environmental Science & Policy (ES&P) program. All students who apply for the program will be considered for available assistantships; there is no need to apply separately. Students receiving assistantships are expected to devote approximately 20 hours per week performing assigned duties.

Graduate Assistants receive:

  1. A competitive stipend
  2. Out-of-State tuition waiver to in-state rates
  3. Comprehensive health insurance plan.

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of ES&P faculty. To be eligible for graduate assistantships students must: (a) be fully admitted to the Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) degree program; (b) be enrolled for a minimum of six credits of course work each semester and no fewer than 15 credits during the entire academic year; and (c) maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for graduate courses. Additional information regarding specific types of assistantships can be found below.

Read more in the Graduate Catalog.

Graduate Studies Travel Grants

Graduate Studies Travel Grants up to $250.00 per request, and $500 per student per year, are available for graduate students through the Office of Graduate Studies. Although students can request funds regardless of their participation, those presenting posters and papers are given priority. Students may make requests to attend multiple meetings in the same year, within reason, as long as funding requests do not exceed $500 per student per year. Mileage will not be reimbursed for local meetings (within the State of Wisconsin). Students must be enrolled as a degree seeking student within a UW-Green Bay graduate program to apply. All requests must first be approved by a graduate faculty sponsor from the student's program of study prior to review by the Graduate Studies Office.

Applications must be received 30 days prior to the meeting start date, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to facilitate the direct payment of costs associated with meeting attendance.

Graduate Studies Research Grants

Grants are available for UW-Green Bay, degree-seeking graduate students to support activities contributing to the enhancement and completion of graduate projects and thesis. Awarded funds can be used for travel to and from research sites, for research supplies and equipment. Research grants will not support travel to meetings, tuition and general educational expenses, standard equipment expected of departments, researcher salaries or stipends, or publication costs. Awards are limited to one per student.

Awards are distributed on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will provide clear overview of their thesis/project objectives, and link specific proposal requests to these larger goals. Weight will be given to proposals that develop or utilize partnerships and that demonstrate other means of financial or in-kind support. Individual allocations of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Application deadlines for submissions are January 31 and April 30. Late proposals will not be considered.

Project funding is available for use over a 12-month period. Award recipients must submit an electronic project report including a brief (1 page) summary of major findings, and a minimum of 4 publication quality photographs or short videos documenting project activities and outcomes to the Graduate Studies Office within 60 days of the completion of the funding cycle.

Application Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to
  • Proposal
  • Letter of support from applicant's graduate advisor (1 page max)
  • Proposals should be saved as a .doc, .docx, or a .rtf and be less than 16 MB in size
  • Proposals should be emailed with "Research Grant" in the subject heading
  • Label all files with the applicant's last name and date as follows: Lastname_01242016

Call for proposals! Please review the most recent call: UWGB Graduate Grants -Request for Proposals

New Opportunities

New University of Wisconsin fellowship opportunities: The University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home to both the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute, is soliciting applications for the 2016 Wisconsin State Water Science-Policy Fellowships! There are two fellowship positions available, open to any student or postgraduate who will have graduated between summer 2015 and summer 2016, with a degree in an aquatic sciences related field. Application deadline is March 11th, 2016. Please click here for more information and details on how to apply.