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Graduate Research Assistantships, Annis Water Resources Institute

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Graduate Research Assistantships are available in the Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University.


  1. Appointments are for 20 hrs./week during the academic year.
  2. These assistantships are for full-time students.
  3. A tuition waiver of 9 credit hours for each of the Fall and Winter semesters is provided.
  4. A stipend of $5250 during the Fall and Winter semesters is provided.
  5. The start date of an assistantship will be the start of the Fall semester and will continue through the end of Winter semester. Students are eligible for renewal for an additional year based on satisfactory progress toward the student’s degree and availability of funding.


  1. Students must be accepted to the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Biology Department Master of Science degree program.
  2. A faculty member at the Annis Water Resources Institute must serve as the major advisor.
  3. Experience with research projects is desirable.
  4. Knowledge of analytical chemistry, aquatic microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental toxicology, experimental design and statistics, fisheries, limnology, ecological modeling, molecular ecology, geospatial ecology, or wetlands ecology is desirable.
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Questions and To Apply:
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 ( For questions, please contact: Mark Luttenton (AWRI Interim Director), or Eric Snyder (Biology Graduate Program Coordinator),; (616) 331-2417.