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Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are awarded to students who assist faculty members on research projects either at the university or in the field while continuing the University’s academic mission and their own academic development and training.


If the assistantship is funded through a sponsored agreement, then the graduate student must be conducting activities necessary to the sponsored agreement.

The work performed as a research assistant is not only part of the faculty member’s research project, but also supports the student’s dissertation research (or preparation for that research) while satisfying a degree requirement.

Students pursuing their Research Assistantship also need to review the Regulations Governing Recipients of University Assistance.