As part of an ongoing strategic partnership with PNNL, the WSU Office of Research and the WSU Graduate School are pleased to announce the call for applications for the third cohort of the Distinguished Graduate Research Program (DGRP). The DGRP is intended to increase the quality and quantity of STEM PhD. students across the WSU system, while providing an enhanced research experience by aligning WSU faculty, students, and PNNL researchers with the unique capabilities and research programs at the National Laboratory. We anticipate selecting ten to fifteen students each year for the program.

Since our various PhD programs have a variety of recruiting and admission timelines, the program will employ a rolling admission process with a priority deadline for applications of March 6, 2019. After this time, applications will be evaluated until the program is filled. Interested faculty should identify a potential student applicant, PNNL collaborator, and complete the application. The program guidelines and application form are available on the Graduate School web site at

For the third cohort of DGRP students, the following timeline pertains:
Priority application: March 6, 2019
Award notification: beginning April 2, 2019 and later depending on application

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Wolcott (WSU) or email

For more information and the announcement and guidelines.