Quang V. Cao
Foundation Research Assistantships
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University
The School of Renewable Natural Resources is seeking M.S. and Ph.D.
applicants for Gilbert Foundation Graduate Research Assistantships.
These assistantships are available to students concentrating in the
study of forestry and closely related areas.
Research areas could include forest management and economics,
wood science and technology, forest biometrics, silviculture, forest
hydrology, wetland forests, hardwood regeneration, ecophysiology,
forest genetics, and forestry-related wildlife and fisheries
management and conservation.
Annual stipends are generous and include a full tuition waiver
and student fees. Master’s degree applicants must have an
undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.25 for last two years. Ph.D.
applicants must a have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.6. Verbal and
quantitative scores of the GRE should be at least 310 with at least
153 and 144 on the verbal and quantitative sections, respectively.
The writing score must be at least a 4.0.
Performance on the GRE will be evaluated in
combination with GPA, letters of reference, and other evidence of
the applicant’s potential success in pursuing a graduate degree and
representation of the Gilbert Foundation ideals.
Louisiana State University is a comprehensive Research I
institution enrolling more than 28,000 students. The campus is
located in south Louisiana, 60 minutes from New Orleans, close to
Louisiana’s Cajun country, and in the heart of the state’s abundant
forestry, wildlife, and fisheries resources.
The School of Renewable Natural Resources has a teaching,
research, and extension faculty of 30, which includes adjunct
professors of the US Geological Survey’s Louisiana Cooperative Fish
and Wildlife Research Unit. The faculty in the School is committed
to innovative teaching, state-of-the-art research, and quality
extension programs designed to train well-rounded natural resource
of the School are employed in private industry, and state and
federal natural resource agencies, but many choose to continue their
For more information about graduate studies in the School of
Renewable Natural Resources you are encouraged to visit the School’s
web page (http://www.rnr.lsu.edu)
and the Graduate School web page (http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/).
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest summarizing
your credential that includes a statement of possible research
interest commensurate with level of graduate study. Also include
names and email address for at least two references and copies of
academic transcripts. The committee will meet
February 15, 2018 to
evaluate applicants. Awardees will then apply for admission for the
Fall 2018 semester with a separate application to the Graduate
Send application materials via email or United States Postal
Dr. Thomas Dean
Professor and Gilbert Committee Chair
227 Renewable Natural Resources Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
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