Questions & Answers
Sus Ag Programs at ISU
The GPSA has a limited number of research assistantships to award each year. To be considered
for these funds, students must have a complete application on file with the program and must have
an identified GPSA faculty advisor. Generally, program assistantships are awarded to new
students and are limited to one year in duration.
Additional financial assistance may be provided through faculty research grants and by
resources available through participating departments. Applicants are encouraged to
contact GPSA faculty members directly to discuss possible sources of
support. Assistance through these channels may be in the form of research and/or teaching
On occasion, special fellowships may also be offered. Information about such programs will be
posted on this page and the GPSA home page when applicable.
Available Funding Sources
The funding opportunities listed below are provided as a service for faculty and students seeking matches
of interests and resources. For additional information on any of these opportunities, contact the
persons or organizations listed with each announcement.
The following sources of financial support are administered independently of the GPSA. They offer
a range of financial opportunties, including scholarships, fellowships, loans, and
grants to aid travel and research activities. GPSA students have frequently been successful
in obtaining funds through a number of these sources.
- GPSA-sponsored research assistantships are available at the 1/4-time rate. For
details, contact the GPSA program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Graduate Student Travel Award for International Study in Sustainable Livelihoods has
been created to support students who are majoring, co-majoring, or minoring in the social sciences to
pursue graduate-level research with an international theme of importance to the improvement of
individual, family, or community livelihoods in a developing country. For complete details, please see