Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships provide financial support to students performing research in furtherance of the university’s academic mission, as well as their graduate education.  They include a defined minimum compensation and benefits package equivalent to that for Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs).  During the academic year, GRA positions may be funded quarterly or annually, come with a full waiver of tuition (some mandatory fees are not included), health insurance, and a stipend.  During the academic year GRA positions require a commitment up to 20 hours per week.  During summer, GRA positions may be up to 40 hrs/wk for part or all of the summer and are hourly positions.  A summer tuition waiver is typically not included.   Most GRAs are funded by faculty research grants.  Interested students should speak with their faculty advisor about GRA opportunities.