Integrating research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.


Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Summer 2019 AWRI internship applications are now available! Are you a GVSU undergraduate student interested in conducting your own research this summer? Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for 6 internships funded by the R.B. Annis Foundation, the Herbert L. VanderMey endowment, and other sources. Interns will join a lab at AWRI for 40 hours per week for 14 weeks and will receive money for wages, a travel allowance, and supplies for their research. All applications are due by 5 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 22, 2019.

Students that will be at the junior, senior, or graduate level at GVSU in fall 2019 are also encouraged apply for the Bill & Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship. Applicants must be available to conduct research at AWRI for 10 hours per week for 15 weeks in the fall 2019 semester. Students must apply by Friday, March 1, 2019.

Official internship and scholarship announcements and instructions on how to apply can be found on our website at

Graduate Research Assistantships

AWRI is currently accepting applications for graduate research assistantships, available to full-time students interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in aquatic sciences. Click here to view the full announcement.

AWRI is part of Grand Valley State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Page last modified February 4, 2019