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


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. View the full assistantship announcement.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Due to health and safety concerns for staff, students, and guests, AWRI has implemented the following changes. Learn more about GVSU's coronavirus response at

  • In accordance with University protocols, AWRI is closing its doors starting Thursday, March 19 at noon. Phone calls may be routed during this time, or picked up by staff remotely from off campus.
  • AWRI's seminar series is canceled for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • All cruises onboard the D.J. Angus and W.G. Jackson scheduled for the Fall 2020 semester have been canceled. Booking for Spring 2021 cruises can be started Monday, January 11, 2021. Group organizers may send questions to (616) 331-3749 and

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