Teaching and Research Assistantships: The department typically funds 25-30 graduate students for full time (20 hours/week) and part time (10 hours/week) positions. Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships (TA/RA) are awarded on a competitive basis to both new and continuing political science graduate students. TA/RA appointments are awarded to new and continuing graduate students, provided satisfactory academic performance. TA/RAs are expected to work for 20 hours a week under the supervision of a faculty member or to an instructor to whom he/she is assigned to. In the academic year, students who are awarded a TA/RA positions are provided with stipends competitive with peer institutions. Students who are interested in being considered for TA/RAs should apply by January 15 by filling out the following TA/RA form and submitting it either along with their application for admission or separately to the Assistant to the Graduate Advisor, Ms. Sharon McKinnis, at email@example.com.
Scholarships and Awards: Visit the department's Graduate Scholarships and Awards page.
Conference Travel: The Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Toulouse Graduate School provide funding for conference travel. View the department's funding policy and information about these opportunities.
Dissertation and Post-Doc Funding Opportunities: We encourage students to seek outside funding for their dissertation or post-doctoral work. This list provides some possible opportunities. You may also wish to contact the Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships at UNT.