Research Stipend: The Department has some stipend funds available for research, travel and publishing. These funds must be applied for, and the applications are usually due in March.
Tuition Scholarships: Academic Scholarships paying tuition and/or registration fees are generally available each semester to qualified students.
Graduate Assistantships: Research and teaching assistantship funds are provided from state, federal, and private sources.
William A. Calder III Memorial Scholarship: $4000 each for up to three applicants.
Hoshaw Memorial Scholarship: This award is the highest honor for graduate students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowships ($30,000 per year, for up to two years), are available starting in the 2009-2010 academic year for Amazon-PIRE (Partnership for International Research and Education) for ecology and earth-system science students to study vegetation-climate interactions in the Amazon basin (Brazil).
Amazon-PIRE fellows must be admitted to a participating PhD program at the University of Arizona or Harvard University. Fellowships support United States citizens or permanent residents, and include an annual stipend, tuition, health insurance, and travel to Brazilian field sites and collaborating institutions.
Amazon-PIRE is a U.S.-Brazilian partnership addressing the question, "What is the future of Amazon forests under climate change?" and promoting international education, collaboration, and exchange. Research focii include long term observations (via eddy flux measurements, forest plot surveys, physiological measurements, remote sensing, and aircraft sampling), experimental manipulations (in the Tropical Forest Biome of Biosphere 2), and modeling.
Amazon-PIRE is committed to diversity in education and encourages the application of women and underrepresented minorities.
Key application deadlines for relevant academic programs begin on Dec 8, 2008.
Are you interested in genomics? The NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Comparative Genomics is now accepting applications for graduate traineeships. Benefits include generous financial support, training in genomics, visiting scientists, outreach opportunities and annual symposia. Current and prospective Ph.D. students at the University of Arizona are welcome to apply. More information on genomics.
The Biology, Mathematics and Physics Initiative (BMPI) is a multidisciplinary program devoted to research and education at the interface of Biology, Mathematics and Physics. Its goal is to bring together graduate students, postdocs and faculty from a diversity of participating departments at the University of Arizona to advance research and education in the biological and biomedical sciences through the application of mathematics and physics. At the same time BMPI has a "bidirectional" goal, namely to stimulate basic research in mathematics and physics in response to challenging questions from the life sciences. BMPI is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. More information on this program .
The Western Regional Graduate Program makes high-quality, distinctive graduate programs available to students of the West at a reasonable cost. As part of the Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), WRGP helps place students in a wide range of graduate programs, all designed under the educational, social, and economic needs of the West.
Eligible Resident States
Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates. Students need not meet financial aid criteria.
How to Apply
To receive WRGP tuition status, students simply apply directly to the institutions of their choice and identify themselves as WICHE WRGP applicants.
For more information see the WRGP web site
Cost of study depends on whether you are classified as a resident or a non-resident of Arizona. The Registrar's Office sets the rules for determining your residency status. However, non-resident tuition is waived for students who hold graduate research and teaching assistantships. The department also has a limited amount of tuition and registration scholarship/waivers for the academic year. For up to date information about current fees and tuition, visit the Bursar's Office website.