Assistantships

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 non-resident and Midwest Student Exchange Program students
  3. Comprehensive health insurance plan. http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/

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.

UW-Green Bay Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay offers select teaching assistantships in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Geoscience for students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P). The purpose of graduate teaching assistantships is to provide instructional capacity for the University, to further develop public speaking, instructional, and scholarship capabilities of talented graduate students in the fields of environmental science, and environmental policy and administration.

To qualify for assistantships, 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 teaching, scholarship, and research

For more information, contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
    920-465-2123

Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Graduate Research Assistantships

Two Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Graduate Research Assistantships are available for students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P). The purpose of these graduate research fellowships are to provide research experience for developing professionals in the fields of environmental science, and environmental policy and administration. Each recipient conducts research under the supervision on an ES&P faculty member for an average or at least 20 hours per week throughout the award period, and this research is the basis for the recipient’s master’s thesis. Students also receive an annual stipend. The exact amount of the stipend will be determined on an annual basis. Research fellowships generally last for two years.

To qualify for assistantships, the applicant must:

  • Be fully admitted to the ES&P master’s degree program (thesis track) and have a faculty advisor willing to supervise the thesis;
  • 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 the area of environmental science or environmental policy;
  • Pursue one of the three emphases within the ES&P program - Environmental Technology and Analysis, Ecosystems Studies, or Environmental Policy and Administration.

Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Graduate Research Assistantship Application Form

For more information, contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
    920-465-2123 (gradstu@uwgb.edu)
 

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.

University-funded assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of ES&P faculty during the normal application cycle. The selection committee includes representatives of the three emphases and may not include the thesis advisor of any applicant. Each recipient conducts research under the supervision of an ES&P faculty member for an average or at least 20 hours per week throughout the award period, and this research is the basis for the recipient’s master’s thesis. Students also receive an annual stipend.

To qualify for assistantships, 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

For more information, contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
    920-465-2123

Research Assistantships

Project-specific Research Assistantships are frequently available through externally supported faculty research projects. Students funded through specific research projects are required to contribute directly to the completion of project objectives, report to the principle investigator of each project, and generally tailor their thesis projects around these objectives. Project-associated assistantships are awarded through a selection process overseen by project principle-investigators. Students are encouraged to discuss these opportunities directly with potential major professors.

 

To qualify for all assistanships, 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 teaching, scholarship, and research

For more information, contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
    920-465-2123