2019-20 Becker Graduate Research Assistantship – Now Accepting Applications


To apply: Follow instructions on the CURRENT flyer: https://esp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/01082019_Becker-Fellowship-revised-for-2019.pdf

Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, February 15, 2019


About

The Catherine and Richard Becker Graduate Research Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Beckers to the College of Science in November 2016:

http://esp.gmu.edu/2016/11/becker-graduate-research-assistantship-is-established-with-generous-alumni-gift/

Overview

Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to master’s students for the academic year 2019-2020. The Fellowship enables a more inclusive graduate academic experience – incorporating learning, teaching and research – by providing more opportunities for Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) graduate students to serve as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GSAs).

The Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must submit materials to Susan Cheselka (scheselk@gmu.edu) by 5:00pm Friday, February 15, 2019.

Two recipients will be notified by Monday, April 1, 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have applied to, or be already enrolled in, the Environmental Science and Policy M.S. program
  • Will serve at least one semester as a GTA
  • Must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have an advisor

Preference will be given to students expressing interest in how human populations impact environmental sustainability.

Award

  • $24,000 stipend annually (20 hours/week $18,000 Academic Year, $6000 Summer term)
  • Tuition waiver: 12 credits of in-state credits / year