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Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunities


Graduate Research Assistantships. The University of Delaware ISEQ announces the availability of graduate research assistantships for new graduate students matriculating in the Fall Semester of 2010. Each assistantship will provide $20,000 per year for up to three years to support a M.S. or Ph.D. student advised by a faculty member affiliated with the ISEQ.

First visit the ISEQ website,, for a list of faculty affiliated with the ISEQ. Discover the areas of research within the ISEQ and contact the faculty member with whom you are interested to work. If a potential collaboration is agreed upon, officially apply for graduate school admission with the UD Graduate Studies Office. Submit an application electronically by going to and following the instructions. Applicants will be expected to supply a resume, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, GRE and TOEFL scores, a statement of interest, and three letters of reference when completing the online application.

For an affiliated faculty member who wishes to advise a potential student, please submit to ISEQ Program Coordinator Maria Pautler ( a short CV (2 pages) and a brief statement of the proposed research area for the graduate student (2 pages). This will serve to notify the ISEQ that a student has applied for graduate school and that ISEQ assistantship funding is desired.

All student and faculty application materials are to be submitted by January 15, 2010 for the Fall Semester of 2010.

Graduate students must conduct their research in an area directly related to the mission of the ISEQ. Areas of particular interest include:

(i) Speciation, transformations, and mobility of metals, organic chemicals, plant nutrients, radionuclides, and pathogenic organisms in soils and sediments;

(ii) Impact of soil management and land use on plant and microbial communities and biological processes relevant to the productive use of soils and to environmental quality;

(iii) Effect of current and newly proposed soil management practices on the fate and transport of nutrients, trace metals, organic chemicals, and microorganisms.

ISEQ graduate assistantships will be awarded by February 15, 2010 for the Fall Semester of 2010, following a review of application materials by the ISEQ Steering Committee.

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