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Prospective Graduate Students - Funding Opportunities

Funding from assistantships and scholarships are available to top-performing students. Nine- and twelve- month graduate assistantships and scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Graduate assistantships (GA) provide funding support to cover stipends, tuition costs, and subsidized health insurance coverage. Additional funds are provided to students on a competitive basis to cover research expenses and travel to present research at professional conferences.

Students receiving standard GA appointments perform teaching and research tasks. This may involve serving as a teaching assistant (TA) for an undergraduate course or acting as a research assistant (RA) on a faculty member’s funded research project. Students are given clear expectations about their responsibilities and are expected, on average, to work 20 hours per week. When assigning assistantships, effort is taken to match the student’s interests and background with the research and teaching needs of the school’s faculty.

To apply for a standard GA please check the appropriate box on the graduate school application. No other action is required to be considered for a GA.

In addition to school RA and TA positions, SOE faculty often secure external research grants that support RA positions. Some, but not all, current grant-supported RA positions are advertised below.  Please contact SOE graduate faculty, who share your research interests, to inquire about RA openings they may have.

Current grant-support RA positions:

Doctoral Research in Human Adaptation to Abrupt Climate Change (A2C2)

Seeking highly qualified and motivated students who are interested in becoming experts in a core academic discipline, while simultaneously pushing beyond conventional disciplinary boundaries to create new and innovative ways to address the complex human dimensions, challenges, and opportunities associated with abrupt climate change. A2C2 assistantships are highly competitive, with accepted students receiving an annual stipend of $30,000 per year in each of the first 2 years, plus tuition, fees, and health insurance coverage. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive IGERT support, and must be seeking a Ph.D. degree. Preference is for students already holding a master’s degree. For more information and to apply, click here.


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