Financial Support for Graduate Students
Except under the most unusual circumstances, all incoming students receive financial support, generally through appointment as a Teaching Assistant (TA). Amounts for TA stipends can vary, depending upon the circumstances. For the 2009-2010 Academic Year our standard award was $1750 per month for a period of nine months (two semesters), with increased amounts available through departmental supplements or university fellowships (see below). After the first two semesters students are supported year-round either through continued appointment as a TA or as a Research Assistant (RA).
The number of TA positions available for entering students is limited, and additional fellowship awards are often made before the application deadline. It is therefore always to your advantage to apply early.
AWARDS OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT ARE MADE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE APPLICATION.
Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship
Incoming students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are generally very competitive for the prestigious Chancellor's Graduate Fellowships. These fellowships can add up to $3000/year for three years to the stipend you receive as a teaching or research assistant. Nominations for these fellowships are selected by the department from the pool of applicants for studies beginning in the Fall semester. To maximize your chance of being nominated, you should complete your application by January 31.
National Science Foundation/Partnership in International Research and Education (NSF/PIRE) Graduate Fellowship
Incoming students interested in theoretical and computational chemistry are eligible to apply for the NSF/PIRE Graduate Fellowship. To apply for this fellowship, please indicate your interest on the Application for Graduate Financial Support application. For more information about the fellowship program, please visit the following website: www.pire-europe.chem.ttu.edu.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Information and application forms for student-initiated scholarships, fellowships and financial aid can be found at the Graduate School Financial Resources web site.