Graduate Research Assistantship – 1 GRA opening available – Apply Now

The Department of Environmental Science & Policy at George Mason University has an opening for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in Global Environmental Governance. The GRA will follow the Environmental Science & Public Policy PhD program. Main responsibilities will be coursework and conducting PhD research.

The PhD research will contribute to the debates on regime complexity and fragmentation in global environmental governance – or Integrative Environmental Governance – by studying the relationships between different (public and private) international environmental policies. The empirical focus of the research should include biodiversity and conservation-related policies, and can include analyses at both the international and national/local levels.

Demands: Master’s degree (or finalizing a Master’s degree) in Environmental Science and Policy (Conservation Science and Policy or Environmental Science and Policy concentration, or equivalent), environmental studies, political science, international relations, public administration, policy sciences, or other social science or interdisciplinary environmental science program.

Application deadline: Please send a letter of application and CV to Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers by March 22, 2015. The dossier of the selected candidate will be evaluated by the ESP Executive Graduate Committee.

Start: August 2015

-Stipend: $ 14,500 per academic year, for 1.5-2 years, max $ 29,000
-Possible tuition waver for 1.5-2 years
-Health insurance

For more information: Visit or contact Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers if you have questions.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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