Scholarships and Awards
In addition to scholarships offered by the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, we offer program-specific scholarships for students in ASPECT.
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought offers Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) funding full-time for Ph.D. students only. Entering students can apply for such funding as part of their admissions application. ASPECT's GTA funds will only support full-time Ph.D. students.
Duration of Funding
We normally offer 4 years of Assistantships for funded Ph.D. students. Contracts are for one year, with renewal depending on progress in the degree program and satisfactory performance of assistantship duties.
Benefits of Assistantships
Assistantships provide these benefits:
- Tuition waiver
- Health Insurance Program (see the Graduate School benefits page for details)
Applying for Funding
A question on the Graduate School application for graduate admissions asks whether you want to be considered for a teaching assistantship. If you check yes, you will respond to additional questions and be added to our list of candidates. All new positions begin in the fall semester.
Please note that you do not need to submit separate applications to be considered for Graduate Assistantships.
Application Open Dates: Same as admissions
Deadline: February 1st
Contact Person: Tamara Sutphin
Department/faculty members may nominate graduate students for the following assistantships and fellowships:
Cunningham Doctoral Assistantships
Dean's Diversity Assistantships
Ellen E. Wade Graduate Studies Fellowship
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) Fellowship Programs
George E. and Hester B. Aker Fellowship