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Graduate assistantships give students opportunities for professional experience, academic training, and financial support while pursuing advanced degrees. Recipients of graduate assistantships may qualify for additional funding through competitive fellowship awards. Academic programs may differentiate graduate teaching assistantship stipends by graduate student status Within academic programs and within each level of differentiation, stipends should be equivalent. Academic programs decide whether the research activities required as part of the graduate research assistantship is directly related to the student’s academic program. Most students with graduate assistantships obtain them through their academic programs. The responsibilities of the graduate assistantships and the performance evaluation methods should be provided in writing to the student by the immediate supervisor at the beginning of the assistantship.

Assistantships Fellowships

The Economics Graduate Program offers financial awards to qualified doctoral students in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships and, occasionally, fellowships. Awards are merit-based, determined by an applicant academic history and predicted success in the program. Students with teaching assistantship, research assistantship or fellowship are eligible for the Graduate Student Support Plan The GSSP provides health insurance and payment of tuition for a limited number of semesters. Graduate Program in Economics policy on academic standing and retention of funding. New doctoral applicants are considered competitively for a limited number of teaching and research assistantships. These assistantships are usually half-time, carry a stipend, and are typically awarded for the 9-month academic year Grant funded research assistantships are available.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

There is no other application process for graduate assistantships. The availability of these awards is dependent on the nature and amount of externally-sponsored research activity in the College of Design and the background and experience of the applicants relative to the research being conducted.

Amount: $5250

Individual academic and non-academic departments units are responsible for making the assistantship award, establishing the amount of the stipend and work schedule, and monitoring the performance of the graduate assistant duties and responsibilities. Many academic and non-academic unit service assistantships are available. The International TA Workshop consists of the following three parts: classroom culture , presentation and pronunciation skills , and teaching evaluation and English certification International Students Beginning Assistantship Appointment in the Spring Semester: International TAs beginning their assistantship appointment in the spring semester are only allowed to hold a TA1 level assistantship and must complete the General TA Workshop in January.


The committee normally makes the awards by March 15 of each year for the subsequent fall semester. Appointments to assistantships are normally made for one year, with renewal based on satisfactory performance. Nevertheless, each assistant’s academic performance and work as an assistant shall be reviewed at the end of every semester by the graduate program coordinator. In cases of demonstrated incompetence and or malfeasance, as judged by the Graduate Committee, the department may discontinue an assistantship after a single semester. Assistantships may also be granted under particular conditions, such as for a single semester due to budgetary limitations. Other Types of AssistantshipsOn rare occasions the department is able to award assistantships paid for by agencies outside the department or university.

Amount: $14489
UT College of Liberal Arts

These fellowships are occasionally combined with an additional year of support through a Teaching Assistantship or Graduate Research Assistantship. The small number of assistantships available is seldom offered to first-year students, but many graduate students receive teaching assistantships after demonstrating academic promise. The department also offers a limited number of graduate research assistantships. There are several types of diversity fellowship awards. All full diversity fellowship awards include a stipend of $16,000 for nine months, health insurance assistance to help defray the costs of health insurance, and a tuition assistance benefit towards required tuition and fees. Approximately 100 major diversity recruiting fellowship awards are made annually.

Amount: $28145
Disbursement Information for 2018-2019

Awards for fellowships and research assistantships are made on a semi-monthly basis. These payments are made separately from fellowships and research assistantships. Disbursement Schedule for Fellowships and Research Assistantships. The full fellowship or research assistantship award will be divided evenly over the disbursement schedule. If applicant have not registered for the semester at least 10 days prior to the date of disbursement, then their award may be held. Continuing students must update their GLACIER record if they switch between fellowship, assistantship or adjunct appointments.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of South Carolina-Columbia offers to incoming graduate students in the form of graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming master and Ph.D. students and are dependent on available resources. Normally, funding for master students will not extend beyond two academic years, and funding for Ph.D. students will not extend beyond four academic years. Students receiving a graduate assistantship are generally required to work 20 hours per week. Graduate assistants are provided a full tuition waiver and a stipend during the academic year and may also receive partial health benefits. There is no separate application for an assistantship. Part-time students and graduate students from outside the unit are not eligible for department funded graduate assistantships.

Amount: $16746

The majority of the university Ph.D. students and second-year M.A. students receive funding through Teaching Assistantships, drastically reducing tuition costs, while also providing students a reasonable stipend and valuable teaching experience. Ph.D. students can expect to receive five years of funding through assistantships, assuming they perform well and are making sufficient progress toward degree completion. Second-year M.A. students are eligible to be considered for Teaching Assistantships. Teaching Assistantships reduce tuition to a mere $25 a semester, though students must pay university fees. A small number of the university newly admitted Ph.D. students may be awarded university-wide, competitively selected Research Assistantships. These awards include the Alice C.

Amount: $5000
Program Compensation Plan

The Population Biology Graduate Group offers five years of support in the form of Teaching Assistantships , Graduate Student Research assistantships and Block Grant Fellowships, assuming continued satisfactory progress to degree. Students in years two through five will receive academic support in the form of Teaching Assistantships , Graduate Student Research assistantships and Block Grant Fellowships. Teaching Assistantship, Readership and Graduate Student Researcher Positions: Student employment of 25% or greater includes in-state fee remission. During the academic year , students are permitted to work up to 50% time as TA readers, and graduate student researchers Fellowship : Students are encouraged to seek fellowship opportunities both internal to UC Davis and externally. The types of fellowship opportunities to look for include dissertation awards, research fellowships, and travel awards.