Merit Assistantships support talented incoming master's and doctoral students.
The one-year assistantship provides financial support and may include teaching or research experience.
You are eligible if you are applying to a doctoral or master's program.
This award provides a stipend, tuition, and health insurance for one year.
|Length of support||One 9-month academic year|
|TA/RA position||Minimal service within your department may be included|
Depending on funding, this award may change from year to year.
You cannot apply directly for a Merit Assistantship. Your program may nominate a limited number of applicants. We then select merit assistants from among nominees from across campus.
Please let your department know if you are interested in being nominated.
If you would like to be nominated, complete your admissions application by December 13, 2016.
If you are offered this award, you must give written acceptance to The Graduate School by April 15th.