University Merit Assistantships
University Merit Assistantships support incoming master's and doctoral students.
The one-year assistantship provides financial support and teaching or research experience.
If you receive this award, you serve as a Teaching or Research Assistant with your department for 15-20 hours per week.
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||Yes, department assigns 15-20 hours|
Depending on funding, this award may change from year to year.
You cannot apply directly.. Your program may nominate a limited number of applicants. We then select merit assistants from among nominees from across campus. About XX students receive this award each year.
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 15.
If you are offered this award, you must give written acceptance to The Graduate School by April 15th.