Funding Graduate Study

Most first-year graduate students in the Chemistry Department are supported through teaching assistant-ships. The level of support for students who entered in the Fall of 2013 is approximately $24,000 for 12 months. Students are considered for research assistant-ships (support from a research grant), after they are established in a research group and have demonstrated substantial research ability. In addition, all graduate students holding teaching or research assistant-ships are exempted from tuition and the service fee. The remission of tuition and service fees is equivalent to approximately $15,000 per year for residents and $33,000 per year for non-residents.

At the beginning of each calendar year, the Graduate College awards a limited number of University Fellowships, based on an all-campus competition, to outstanding applicants. These awards, which carry an annual stipend of $25,000 and a tuition and service fee waiver, depend primarily on the academic promise and scholarly achievement of the applicant. If you are applying for the Fall 2014 semester and wish to be considered for a University Fellowship, please be sure to submit your application and all supporting documents before January 1, 2014.