Graduate Research Assistantships

Researcher in the field
MW CASC graduate student Sirena Torres in the field. Photo credit: Dan Larkin. 

The Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (MW CASC) supports graduate research assistantships based at our consortium member universities. Students are prepared for a career in climate adaptation science through hands-on experience in research production and community engagement, as well as training and mentorship opportunities in the MW CASC network.

 Benefits of the MW CASC Network

  • Stakeholder Engagement: As part of the MW CASC, our graduate students co-produce research in collaboration with stakeholders, including local, state, federal, and Tribal governments, and private landowners. 
  • Training: MW CASC graduate students will receive training opportunities to develop professional and climate adaptation skills. 
  • Mentorship: Through MW CASC events, research projects, trainings, and workshops, students will be connected with leading climate adaptation experts and resource management professionals.

How to Apply

The MW CASC graduate assistantship program accepts applications from current and prospective students at our consortium member universities: University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University. Applications are open once a year, typically in January, and will be announced here. Graduate assistantships for PI-led research projects are also available and may be posted throughout the year on our jobs page.

Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.