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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 Assistantships

Assistantships than 3.000 assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Graduate assistants are responsible for knowing the specific policies and procedures that govern their particular assistantship and academic program. Graduate assistant appointments are related to the academic semester of enrollment Graduate assistants are paid on a bi-weekly basis. Doctoral students with quarter-time or half-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits Master’s students with quarter-time assistantships or half-time assistantships must carry at least 6 credits. Doctoral and master’s students with three-quarter-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits. Graduate assistants must achieve and maintain satisfactory academic records. Lifelong Education students and College of Law students are not eligible for graduate assistantships.


All students interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship listed should read the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process prior to submitting an application. Assistantships will be in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester. If applicant receive and accept a graduate assistantship, applicant relinquish any claim to graduate scholarship program awards for that academic year. Neither scholarship or assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year.

Developmental Psychology Assistantships

The university award a large number of full and part time graduate teaching and research assistantships each year. These awards include University Fellowships for students working on M.A. degrees and Dissertation Completion Fellowships. These assistantships carry stipend levels and duties consistent with other assistantships in the department. Woodson Scholars Program is funded locally by NIU and is reserved for doctoral level students with expressed interest in academic careers. Full time stipends vary from $1372.06 per month to $1392.06 per month depending upon level of training and nature of the assistantship duties. Depending on the availability of funds, assistantships may be awarded on a half time basis, with a corresponding reduction in hours and stipend amounts. Assistantships may be available on a nine month to twelve month basis.


Students may hold different assistantships during their time at Cornell, or may receive funding from a variety of other funding arrangements such as fellowships or external awards. Because students funded through assistantships are expected to make progress towards their research degrees, assistantship hours for TA, RA, and GA appointments are limited to 15 to 20 hours per week, averaging no than 15 hours per week. Hourly limits for GRA appointments are not explicitly defined because they, by definition, are An academic appointment focused on thesis or other degree-related research of a type that is required from all candidates for the degree. Cornell assistantship minimum stipend rates have increased consistently over time, averaging a 2.5% annual increase for the past eight years.

Graduate School - Assistantships

Full-time Ph.D. and research master’s students may be awarded assistantships, which fall into four general categories: Teaching Assistant , Research Assistant , Graduate Assistant , and Graduate Research Assistant These awards are administered by fields and departments. Assistantships are awarded by departments, fields, and Principal Investigators. There is no separate application for assistantships. A teaching assistant is an academic appointment in support of the teaching of a course. A GRA is an academic appointment focused on thesis or other degree-related research of a type that is required from all candidates for the degree. As with other assistantships, there is no separate application.

Amount: $20000

These are campus-wide awards and are quite competitive, and can range up to $20,000 per academic year plus tuition waivers and health insurance. Assistantships are typically renewed, but students must request the renewal annually. Distance students are not eligible for assistantships. After the first round of selections for admission into the MFA and MA programs, prospective students are invited to campus for an audition, which includes a teaching audition for those applying to Research and Teaching Assistantships. Graduate Assistants must complete DCE 662: Practicum in Teaching Dance, in the first year of their assistantship.

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.

Teaching Assistantships

The UMSL English Department provides a limited number of teaching assistantships for MFA students. These assistantships are available for up to two years. In addition to receiving a stipend , teaching assistants receive 100% remission of their tuition costs Students granted an assistantship will, in their first semester, work as consultants in the Writing Center.

Amount: $28145
Disbursement Information for 2020-2021

This page details important information the disbursement plans for fellowships and research assistantships. 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. Fellowship awards in combination with research assistantship: If applicant are receiving both types of awards, they are combined into one direct deposit or check. 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.