Texas Tech University

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 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 deadlines. It is therefore always to your advantage to apply early.

Apply Now

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 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.