Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Available graduate study opportunities will be posted here as they arise. If the table is empty, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Heather McAuslane (, as new funding may become available at any time.


Graduate Student Assistantship
Horticultural Entomology

Biological control of Asian citrus psyllid
Diaphorina citri

(graduate student assistantship for PhD)


A graduate student assistantship for PhD is available in Dr. Jawwad Qureshi’s entomology lab at the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) in Fort Pierce FL. Research work will focus on the role of biological control in the management of Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri in Florida’s landscape. Both basic and applied aspects will be considered involving laboratory and field component. Majority of courses in entomology are available online which provide student with the opportunity to spend more time at the research center where they will be based and conduct research work. Student will be expected to publish both peer reviewed and extension publications therefore fluency in English and writing skills are important. The position is open immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found; however, priority will be given to applications submitted by November 1st, 2016, starting the position in January of 2017.  Interested candidates should send an email describing their past experience and further interests in Ph.D., along with a CV (including MS GPA, GRE scores), college transcripts, and the names and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Qureshi (

Dr. Jawwad Qureshi
Assistant Professor,
Horticultural  Entomology
University of Florida

(772) 577-7339

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