Funding Sources

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships have been established to provide financial assistance to graduate students as they pursue a degree. Assistantship appointments are made through the various graduate departments and programs under the auspices of the School of Graduate Studies. There are two kinds of assistantships available: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA). GTAs share the faculty's responsibility for teaching, while a GRA does research under the supervision of a faculty member. A graduate assistant must be registered for at least nine semester hours of graduate, credit courses during Spring and Fall (6 hours in Summer) in which they hold an appointment.

Tuition and fees up to ten hours per semester are paid in behalf of all GTAs and GRAs. In addition, single-person health insurance coverage is paid by the University on behalf of all graduate assistants.

Graduate assistantship support is classified according to three educational levels: Level I (pre-master's), Level II (post-master's/passed the Ph.D. preliminary examination), and Level III (passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination). Stipend ranges for each assistant are set by each department or program, subject to the ranges set by the Graduate School and reviewed by the Graduate Council each Spring for the following academic year. Stipend ranges are subject to change but currently they are:

Level I: $4,500 - $12,000/semester
Level II: $5,000 - $14,000/semester
Level III: $6,000 - $18,500/semester

Graduate Assistantship Application 

Please contact your college or department for an assistanship application.  If your college/department does not have one, you may submit the generic graduate assistantship application.


Scholarship Opportunities

Although scholarships are for graduate schools are not common, there are serveral opportunities available through our UAH scholarships office.  If you are interested, please visit our scholarship office are limited, there are scholarships available.  Students interested in being considered for scholarships must first apply for admission to the University.  Once admitted, please complete our scholarship application which will qualify you for all scholarships currently available to graduate students.  For more information, please visit the scholarship website.


September 1  Departmental Scholarships Application is available

December 1   Priority deadline for Departmental Scholarships Application

May 1               Acceptance deadline for all scholarship offers



Additional funding sources for your graduate education: 

Many of our present and past students have funded their graduate education with a fellowship award.  Below is a small representation of funding opportunities which may assist you in your ability to attend graduate school. 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program

National Institutes of Health

American Association of University Women

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management

Ford Foundation

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences

Microsoft Research Fellowship

The National GEM Consortium

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Alabama Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program

National Defense Industry Association Scholarship

UAH Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Application  .pdf

UAH Dimopoullos Fellowship

Project H.A.P.P.E.N.S for ESOL