The department offers two to four teaching assistantships every year and about ten research assistantships. These RA’s and TA’s are highly competitive. These assistantships carry a waiver for the cost of tuition. If you are from out of state, the department may cover the out of state portion your first year, during which time you may gain residency if you wish to avoid tuition costs in the future. You are responsible for student fees each semester.
The research assistantships are flexible. You will be assigned to a supervisor who will work with you to determine your program. In almost all cases, students can find a common interest with their advisor that satisfies the requirements of the work your advisor needs you to do and what you want to do for your thesis or dissertation. There are also several faculty members with grants. Research assistantships for these typically pay the same. Grant projects also provide many opportunities for summer work and extra income during the semesters. Students may help with surveys, literature reviews, conferences or analysis, writing and presentation of research.
In addition to DARE assistantships, there are potential opportunities with the NSF IGERT MAS BioEnergy multidisciplinary Ph.D. scholar program.
Additional funding information can be found at the Graduate School website.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (DARE) at Colorado State University is recruiting graduate students to participate in research projects in the general areas of Food Economics, Food Marketing and Policy, Applied Industrial Organization, and the Economic Analysis of Local/ Regional Food Systems. Applicants are eligible to receive the prestigious S. Lee Gray Scholarship in Agricultural and Resource Economics and the DARE Graduate Award. More information