Graduate Student & Post Doc Opportunities to work with Amanda Keen-Zebert and the

DRI Luminescence Laboratory

I am always looking for great students and post docs to join our research team. I advise graduate students through the UNR interdiscipolinary Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences and through the Department of Geological Science and Engineering. Scroll through the specific opportunities below and have a look at the projects page on this website to get a sense of what kind of research I typically do. Think about how I can best contribute to your research interests. Get in touch early so we can create a funding strategy to support your graduate work. It often takes a year or more to get funding. Even if you are about to graduate, please get in touch if you are interested in joining my research team. There are occasionally serendipitous opportunities for funding and applying for a teaching assistantship is always an option. My best advice for a great grad school application: start early! Work on getting a good GRE score, form a relationship with a potential advisor, and start early. Did I say start early? —AKZ

New opportunities will be added as they arise. Please check back often.


Need funding to run your OSL samples? (Due Feb 1, 2019)

Check out the AGeS2 program, jointly sponsored by NSF and Geological Society of America, that will provide up to $10k for geochronolgy. The DRILL is a participating lab. The program is now up and running! Check out the AGeS2 Program on the GSA website:

The first step is to get in touch with the lab you want to work with, so get in touch with us with your research idea and plan soon!

You can download our AGeS2 Lab Plan here.


Student funding opportunities at Desert Research Institute

Desert Research Institute has several scholarships in many disciplines of Geoscinece and has graduate funding for students in the interdisciplinary Hydrologic Sciences Program. Click below to check out annual scholarships and graduate funding resources at DRI.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF GRF supports master’s and PhD students in STEM fields at US institutions. Applications are typically due in mid October. Please get in touch if you are interested in developing a research project and proposal for this program. Click the button below to learn more about this program on the NSF website.