Financial Support

Graduate Assistantships

Virtually all graduate students accepted into the chemistry and biochemistry graduate program receive an assistantship, along with a waiver of tuition and out-of-state fees. Duties of students during the academic year may include assisting faculty in teaching laboratory courses or carrying out their research program, depending on the nature of the assistantship. In addition, all students in good academic standing are eligible for summer assistantships, which are research appointments and involve no other duties.

The current stipend for teaching and research assistants in Chemistry for AY 2015–2016 is $23,127, and the stipend is paid monthly over 10 months (August–May). For graduate students who are full-time and in good standing, the Graduate School provides an additional $1,800 and a tuition waiver for the summer following your assistantship.

Scholarships & Awards

  • R. Thomas Davidson Graduate Awards – summer supplements to outstanding graduate students in their last year in the department
  • William Hale Charch Graduate Fellowships – awards to graduate students based on accomplishment or potential
  • E.O. and B.V. Weidner Chemistry Scholarship – award to graduate student with an interest in analytical chemistry
  • Outstanding TA Award – award to outstanding teaching assistant
  • Dissertation Scholar – scholarship awarded to outstanding Ph.D. candidate in the last year in the department