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 stipends can vary, depending upon the circumstances. For the 2012-13 Academic Year our standard award was $1750 per month for a period of twelve months, with increased amounts available through departmental supplements or university fellowships (see below). After the first year students are usually supported 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.
Departmental Provost Graduate Fellowship
Incoming students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are eligible to be nominated for the Departmental Provost Fellowship. This fellowship offers a stipend of $2000 per month for the first year and automatic departmental nomination for national graduate fellowship programs (NSF, NIH, DOE). Nominations for this fellowship are selected by the department from the pool of applicants for Fall and Spring semesters. To maximize your chance of being nominated, you should complete your Fall application by January 31st, or September 30th, for Spring applicants.
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 $4000/year for two-four 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.
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.