Opportunities for Graduate Students

Information for students interested in applying to my lab

I am not actively recruiting new students for my lab at the present time. Our department has very few teaching assistantships so nearly all of our graduate students are funded entirely through research grants (but see below). Check back from time to time - I will post notices of research opportunities when they arise.

If you'd like to contact me anyway to express general interest in graduate research in my lab, please send the following:

  1. Letter briefly describing your background, explaining why you are particularly interested in working in my lab, and outlining your learning and research objectives as a graduate student
  2. An up-to-date resume
  3. A copy (unofficial is fine) of your most recent transcript (snail mail) or summarize your undergraduate (and graduate if you have a Masters degree already) GPA and courses completed (email)

I will send you an email note acknowledging receipt of your information, and will include it with other applications I may have received for six months, or until I contact you about an opportunity. If you haven't received an acknowledgement, send me an email - it may mean the email never arrived.

Fellowship opportunity

If you have a truly excellent academic record there are opportunities at Michigan State University for fellowship support, particularly for PhD students. In this case, the requirement for me to generate my own funding to support you is greatly reduced. If, upon reviewing your package, I believe you are a strong candidate for a fellowship, I will contact you immediately. Applications for the fellowships are normally submitted in December/January. Our department has been very successful in receiving these awards.

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