Assistantships in Research (ARs) are appointments provided to students who perform research in coordination with a faculty member as a part of their training. Funding is generally provided by faculty member research grants. In the Natural Sciences and Engineering divisions, most students are supported by ARs after their first year of study and during summers. It is expected that research activities performed under an AR appointment satisfy the student’s degree requirements and contribute to their dissertation research.
The tuition and stipend components of an AR are the same for students across all divisions. The stipend component of an Assistantship in Research is provided as salary. If a student has additional sources of funding from the university, the tuition and stipend amounts of such funding are prorated accordingly depending on the percent of AR commitment.