Funding Opportunities | Department of Political Science

Funding Opportunities

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 Graduate Advisor, Dr. John Ishiyama, at

Scholarships and Awards: Visit the department's Graduate Scholarships and Awards page.

Conference Travel: The Department of Political Science, the College of Liberal Arts & Social 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.