Research Opportunities

Are you interested in applying to my lab?

I am not currently recruiting any students or postdoctoral researchers to my lab. Our department has very few graduate teaching assistantships so nearly all of our graduate students are funded entirely through research grants. However, if you have a truly excellent academic record, there are opportunities at Michigan State University for fellowship support, particularly for PhD students. Applications for these fellowships are normally submitted in December for students beginning the following August.

To express interest in conducting research in my lab, please send me the following via email:

  1. Letter briefly describing your background, explaining why you are particularly interested in working in my lab, and outlining your learning and research objectives
  2. An up-to-date resume/CV
  3. A scanned unofficial copy of your most recent transcript or a summary of your undergraduate (and graduate if you have a Masters degree already) courses completed and cumulative GPA
  4. Your GRE scores including percentiles (and TOEFL scores if English is not your native language) if taken

I will send you an email note acknowledging receipt of your package, 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 package never arrived. If, upon reviewing your package, I believe you are a strong candidate for a fellowship, I will contact you immediately.

Other external fellowship opportunities for strong graduate student applicants include the NSF GRP and EPA STAR Program.


If you are an undergraduate student looking for research opportunities, see the MSU Venture database and the NSF REU postings.


Also, check back here periodically for updates – I will post any funded opportunities in my lab.

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