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Environment, Natural Resources & Society (ENRS) Graduate Major

Funding Your Graduate Education


The Haub School provides a variety of ways to fund your graduate education, including graduate research or teaching assistantships and scholarships. A current list of available funding opportunities offered through the Haub School are posted below, and the application process is described below. Please indicate in your Statement of Interest if you are interested in a specific funding opportunity, and then apply directly to the position as described in the position posting. Additional materials may be required for Graduate Research Assistantships.

The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has a limited number of graduate assistantships and scholarships per academic year. Assistantships are competitive, fully funded positions and can be either a teaching assistantship or a research assistantship. A full-time graduate assistant is expected to work about 20 hours per week. Assistantships pay for nine credit hours of tuition and fees, a stipend ($1370/month), and health insurance during fall and spring semesters. Graduate assistantships typically do not cover summer enrollment.   

Please indicate in your statement of interest if you are interested in any of the following graduate teaching assistantship(s) and/or scholarship opportunities. Graduate research assistantships require separate, additional applications detailed in the position descriptions below. March 1 is the priority deadline for funding consideration.

Other scholarships through the University of Wyoming are also available. See WyoScholarships.  


Selection Criteria for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships

The application deadline for funding consideration is March 1 or as posted in the position description   

  • Relevant skills, knowledge and background for the position  
  • Interest and enthusiasm  
  • Connections to their area of study and/or future career goals  
  • Good fit for the team, location, etc. (disposition, style)  
  • Additional assets of the candidate that go beyond the minimal requirements  
  • Other qualifications as detailed in the position description(s).   
  • Students may be contacted for an interview.   


Haub School Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships

The Haub School is accepting applications for Fall 2024. The priority application date is March 1st 2024. Graduate research assistantships may have variable deadlines, please read the full position descriptions below.  


Haub School Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA): This position involves assisting Haub School faculty with teaching a course associated with one of the undergraduate academic programs (ENR, ORTM or ESS). This includes planning, teaching, grading, developing materials, researching, report writing, and maintaining office hours.

The Indy Burke Graduate Scholarship: The Indy Burke Graduate Scholarship is a general scholarship eligible to any graduate student applying to the Haub School graduate program in Environment, Natural Resources & Society.  The fund will cover tuition, fees and graduate student stipend for one year.  Recipients of the Indy Burke Scholarship may reapply for a second year. 

John L. Kemmerer Jr. Graduate Assistantship: Innovative Thinking for Wyoming Public Lands (GRA): Dr. Melanie Armstrong and the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming are seeking applicants for a master’s level Graduate Research Assistant position to investigate groundbreaking ideas for recreation and tourism from key thought leaders in public lands. The selected student will support a multidisciplinary research project to investigate the potential for out-of-the-box policy and management actions to shape the lands upon which Wyomingites work and play.

Consent-Based Siting of Spent Nuclear Fuel (GRA): Faculty in the Haub School at the University of Wyoming are seeking applicants for a master’s level Graduate Research Assistant position to assist with a variety of community engagement projects related to consent-based siting of spent nuclear fuel. This student will support the team in assessing practical elements of engaging with prospective communities including convening, communicating with, facilitating interactive activities, and assessing those engagement activities. This position is funded for one year and an opportunity to extend with additional projects in year two.

Teacher-Researcher Knowledge Exchange, or TRKE (GRA): This is a cross-disciplinary professional development program designed for K-12 educators, place-based informal educators, community organizations, and university scientists to come together and co-produce the ways they will exchange pedagogical and scientific expertise for mutual benefit. This graduate student will support the co-production process among participants in the TRKE program and contribute to research on this program. Given the nature of the TRKE program, the candidate selected will have the flexibility to pursue a variety of degrees, based on interest and experience.


Additional funding may be available through the University's Distinguished Graduate Scholars Program for exceptional scholars whose strengths have been demonstrated and enhanced by overcoming adversity. Funding may also be available for McNair Scholars. Please indicate in your application if you identify with these groups. 

Other scholarships through the University of Wyoming are also available. See WyoScholarships.  

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Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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