The Gratton Lab is not currently accepting graduate student applications. Please check back in the future for potential opportunities.
All opportunities are fully funded: accepted students receive a living stipend based on graduate program rates (which vary between programs, teaching or research assistantships, and fellowships, etc., but are $28,000 – $33,000/yr), health benefits, and graduate school tuition.
If you are unsure of how to start the process of applying to graduate school, we suggest this article “Advice on Applying to Graduate School in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: How to Prepare and a Step-By-Step Guide”. It provides lots of helpful tips and advice about whether graduate school is right for you and how to go about developing components of successful applications.
We seek students who are broadly interested in applied ecology and whose research interests align with those described in our Mission Statement. Other desirable attributes that make for successful applications include: creativity and intense curiosity, a high degree of self motivation, enthusiasm for research and science at the interfaces of nature and people, a demonstrated ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, prior research or other experiences that form the basis for your interest in graduate school, and the ability to work as a part of a diverse team. We are always looking to increase the representation and support of candidates of all backgrounds, experience, and perspectives; please see our Equity and Inclusion Statement for our philosophy on diversity.