GUAM EPSCoR Graduate Research Assistantship

Are you a prospective graduate student interested in ensuring the sustainability of coral reefs and the marine environment? If you’re self-motivated, well-organized, and have or will have a bachelor’s in biology or another STEM field, Guam EPSCoR has a valuable graduate student research experience for you — and it’s paid!

The EPSCoR Graduate Research Assistantship is a three-year program designed to train graduates in scientific research. Selected students will benefit from: a tuition waiver of up to 12 credits per semester in a master’s level program, research training, faculty mentorship, possible travel opportunities and an $18,000 annual stipend ($1,500 per month).

Selected applicants will choose to specialize in one or more of the following disciplines: Ecology, Genomics, or Oceanography. Depending on the chosen specialization, students may learn about DNA extraction and sequencing and/or how to read and analyze data to characterize marine environments. The program may involve hands-on fieldwork to investigate coral reefs or to deploy and retrieve oceanographic instruments while working at the UOG Marine Laboratory. Graduate students will also receive support for their individual thesis defenses.

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Graduate Position


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate studies or 3.25 in Master's program
  • Enrolled, accepted, or pending acceptance into Univ. of Guam Master's Program

 All qualified students are encouraged to apply, in particular women, minorities, and students with disabilities.


$18,000 per year

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Closing Date


Contact Name

Sho Hammond

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