Types of Funding: Graduate Assistantships


Types

  • Teaching Assistant—Instructional positions within your department. Duties can include lecturing, leading discussion sections, grading papers, and developing curriculum.
  • Program/Project Assistant—Assigned to conduct training, administrative responsibilities or other academic or academic support projects or programs.
  • Research Assistant—Assigned to conduct research that is for the benefit of the student’s own learning and research, and for the benefit of the University or faculty. Research assistants work closely with a member of the faculty on their research.

Benefits

  • Graduate assistants who hold appointments at 33% of full time or more are eligible for remission of tuition for the semester(s) of appointment. Courses covered by the remission must be relevant to the student’s program of study. Students will still be responsible for segregated fees.
  • Monthly stipend. See current stipend levels.
  • Health insurance eligibility.

Availability

Most assistantships are not posted since the number available can change for each department. Some programs cannot offer assistantships. Programs that do offer assistantships decide who is awarded them based on their own process and guidelines. For more information on available assistantships, please contact your program.

For more information on graduate assistantships, please visit the Graduate Assistant Resources page.