Funding Opportunities | Department of Political Science

Funding Opportunities

Teaching and Research Assistantships: The department typically funds approximately 20 graduate students for full time (20 hours/week) or 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. Priority is given to PhD students when assigning assistantships. TA/RAs are expected to work under the supervision of a faculty member or for an instructor to whom they are assigned. Students who are interested in being considered for TA/RA positions should apply by filling out the following TA/RA form and submitting it along with their application for admission.

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.