Financial Support for Graduate Students
Financial Support for Masters and Doctorate in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Introducing 4 year guaranteed support for Doctoral Students. All incoming PhD students will receive financial support, generally through appointment as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in the amount of $1900 for 48 months with increased amounts available through departmental supplements or university fellowships (see below). Students may be supported either through continued appointment as a TA or as a Research Assistant (RA) throughout the four years. All this is contingent on continuing good academic, teaching and research performance as well as maintaining good standing with the University.
Except under the most unusual circumstances, all incoming Master's students receive financial support, generally through appointment as a Teaching Assistant (TA). Amounts for stipends can vary, depending upon the circumstances. For the 2016-17 Academic Year our standard award was $1900 per month for 12 months. 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.
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 $2100 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.