Successful applicants are awarded either Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) or Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). In 2011-2012, GTAs are supported with a stipend of $19,147, a tuition waiver, and health insurance. GRAs are assigned by individual faculty members who have available grant support for a particular line of research. Many of our students hold external fellowships, and we strongly encourage all applicants to apply for such fellowships, including:
- EPA STAR Fellowship Program.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
- UT’s Office of Research maintains lists of external science and engineering fellowships for graduate students (and post-docs).
- UT Graduate School Fellowships.
- Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE) Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.
- Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) Graduate Training Program. See also EEB-specific PEER booklet (PDF).
Grants and Other Funding Opportunities:
- NSF EAPSI (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students). The NSF award includes participation in the Pre-Departure Orientation, summer stipend of $5,000, and roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location. EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes.
- NSF GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide). GROW expands opportunities for U.S. graduate students to engage in international research collaboration. GROW is open only to recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).