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Opportunities for Graduate Students

CAS Dean's Fellow Program

Each semester, the College of Arts and Sciences awards a limited number of Dean's Fellowships to students with outstanding qualifications. Fellowships are designed to provide financial support to select students and to provide the opportunity for these students to collaborate with CAS faculty and staff on special projects that will enrich each student's CAS experience. Fellows will be assigned projects to match their skills and interests with the needs of the department. Calls for applications will be submitted by the Dean's Office through the Graduate Admissions Office and Simmons Connection.

CAS Graduate Student Development Fund

The CAS Dean's Office provides funding opportunities to help defray costs associated with traveling to and registering for professional development conferences throughout the country and world. For more information see the guidelines. To apply, please download and complete this form, and submit it to the CAS Dean's Office, room C-209.

Teaching/Research Assistantships

Available starting in the student's second semester of study, teaching and research assistantships are granted to qualified graduate students. Students must apply for assistantships, and are selected by the graduate program director. Teaching assistants are assigned to a specific course and work under the close supervision of a graduate faculty member. Assistantships are a $2,000 taxable award per semester, distributed by payroll checks.