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 support for 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.