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Graduate Studies

Cofrin Biodiversity Research Assistantships

Two Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Graduate Assistantships in Biodiversity Research are available for students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P). The purpose of these graduate assistantships is to support students who contribute to the mission of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and to help train professionals in the fields of biodiversity science and conservation. Each recipient is required to conduct research or related work, often the basis for the student’s master’s thesis. Preference will be given to students conducting research involving ongoing Cofrin Center for Biodiversity projects.

To qualify for this assistantship, the applicant must:

  • Be fully admitted to the ES&P master’s degree program.
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of six credits of course work each semester and no fewer than 15 credits during the entire academic year.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for graduate courses.
  • Have outstanding potential for scholarship and research in field ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline; and
  • Pursue one of the three emphases within the ES&P program - Environmental Technology and Analysis, Ecosystems Studies, or Environmental Policy and Administration.

Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by a subcommittee of the Cofrin Center’s Advisory Committee. Each graduate assistant is required to conduct research or related work, under the supervision of a faculty or staff member affiliated with the Center, for a minimum of 20 hours per week during the award period. In most cases, this research will be the basis for the recipient’s master’s thesis. Students also receive an annual stipend. The stipend for an assistantship in 2013-2014 was $11,367. The exact amount of the stipend for the 2014-2015 academic year will be determined after July 1, 2014.

The deadline for applications is March 1st for Fall semester enrollment and by October 1st for Spring semester enrollment.

For more information or assistance with the application form contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001