Graduate Assistantships; PhD Education option in Science Education - Oklahoma State University

published Nov 2, 2021 9:17am

Nov 2, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022

GRAs will be supported by a new cooperative agreement between OSU and NASA through NASA's Science Activation (SciAct) Program in the Science Mission Directorate. The SciAct program at OSU, called Native Earth | Native Sky, has a primary objective of building earth-sky STEM curriculum that is culturally relevant for middle school grades in three Oklahoma Native American nations. This collaborative effort between OSU, NASA and the Native American nations will result in three unique curricula that celebrate each nation's Native culture, language and community alongside geo-and space science principles that meet Oklahoma state standards. The two GRA positions available will play a critical role in data collection, data analysis, curriculum development and project dissemination.

For this opportunity, GRAs are expected to provide an average of 20 hours of work per week for 12 months of the year related to research with the potential to teach an occasional undergraduate course. GRAs are required to be enrolled as full-time students each semester of the award unless they are in the dissertation phase of their program. GRAs are expected to work and be available for meetings on campus during the workday.


Graduate Student Salary: $30,000/year (renewable for up to four years based on availability of funds and outstanding annual evaluations)
Tuition Waiver: Up to 75 hours (approximately $25,000-$30,000 for resident students and about $70,000 for non-resident students across the program)
Scholarships: Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships. Deadline for application for scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year is January 3, 2022.

Visit the online application portal to apply.

For more information, visit the Native Earth | Native Sky (NENS) program page.

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