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Graduate Research Assistantships

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The Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has several Graduate Research Assistantships available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. Graduate assistantships include a generous 12-month stipend that is eligible for annual renewal. Accepted applicants will assist with research projects conducted by faculty and staff at AWRI in addition to performing research related to their thesis/project. 

AWRI maintains state-of-the-art analytical and GIS laboratories, a mesocosm facility, two research vessels, and several smaller watercraft. AWRI is located on Muskegon Lake in Muskegon, MI, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Institute is located approximately 30-miles from the main campus of GVSU.  

Please visit the AWRI website ( for more information on the application process (graduate studies) and on our faculty, facilities, research programs, and educational/outreach initiatives. More information about the Master of Science Program is available at the Biology website (

Contact: Mark Luttenton (AWRI Director),; (616) 331-8795 or Eric Snyder (Biology Graduate Program Coordinator),; (616) 331-2417