The RRC administers support from the state legislature for the Master of Science in Raptor Biology program. These state-appropriated funds are used to provide teaching assistantships and research support to students and faculty associated with the Raptor Biology graduate degree program.
Student Financial Support
Raptor Biology graduate student teaching assistantships that include a stipend, a tuition and fee waiver, and student health insurance are available on a competitive basis. Additional support for master’s research projects and students’ development may be available from faculty members. Other forms of financial aid, such as loans or the College Work-Study Program, are available to graduate students. Prospective students should contact the Financial Aid Office and consult the Boise State University catalog.
The RRC provides all Raptor Biology graduate students with support toward participation in two professional meetings at which the students present results of their research. Raptor Biology graduate students and students earning a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Biology have access to office space, computers, basic office services, and equipment to support student research through the RRC. There are about 40 students enrolled in these master’s degree programs.
The RRC’s research, education, and conservation objectives are met with support from significant grant projects and cooperative agreements.
Professional staff members are employed through grants with entities such as the National Science Foundation and the Idaho Division of the Military. Current grant-funded projects include surveying raptor species abundance in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area and offering undergraduate research experience opportunities.