Assistantships, Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships
All applicants are automatically considered
for university-based assistantships, fellowships, and
scholarships. Inquiries should be addressed to the director of the
graduate program to which the student has applied.
are encouraged to apply for externally funded fellowships as well. See
the Nonuniversity Fellowships heading below.
Assistantships Awarded by the University. The
salary for teaching and graduate assistantships is $25,969 (2014-2015) for an
academic year. Assistants with
standard appointments also receive employee health benefits as well as full
remission of tuition and fees.
Fellowship Awards. Fellowship awards are made by many academic units to doctoral students of
exceptional promise. The awards typically carry stipends of $21,000 to $29,000 plus tuition per year and are offered in combination with assistantships over
periods of four to six years. University-funded
and many external fellows are also provided student major medical health insurance.
Presidential Fellowships. These special fellowships are
awarded to a small number of entering doctoral students each year across the university. Stipends are $35,000 and recipients are provided tuition, fees, and health insurance
coverage. Beginning in 2014 a new program of Presidential Fellowships
provides $15,000 annual supplements to existing fellowships for the most outstanding candidates.
Bevier and University Fellowships. Postqualifying students already at the
university may apply for Louis Bevier Fellowships and University Fellowships.
Funds provided by the Louis Bevier Memorial Fund and by the state, respectively, support a limited number of fellowships that currently carry
stipends of $25,000. The Louis Bevier Memorial Fund was
established through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph G. Wright in honor of
the late Dean Bevier.
Bunting-Cobb Graduate Residential Mentorship for Women in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Bunting-Cobb Graduate Residential Mentorships for
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are offered by
Douglass Residential College for women enrolled as full-time students in science,
technology, engineering, and
mathematics programs at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Bunting-Cobb graduate mentors live in residence in the
Bunting-Cobb Math and Science Hall at Douglass and serve as mentors to
undergraduate women in mathematics, science, and engineering. The position includes
a stipend and a single room with board for the academic year. Bunting-Cobb fellows have the opportunity to be part of a unique program of support for
women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For more
information, contact the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science,
and Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 50 Bishop Street,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8558, or call 848-932-9197.
Diversity Fellowships. Through referral from graduate
program directors, the Graduate School-New Brunswick identifies and seeks to support underrepresented students across the disciplines. Fellowships from various sources are allocated to encourage
the enrollment of these students and thus diversify the graduate community. The
fellowships awarded are comparable to those awarded through the schools and
Eagleton Institute of Politics
Graduate Fellowship Program in Politics and Government. The Eagleton Institute of Politics
offers an interdisciplinary fellowship program that provides up to 27 selected
students the opportunity to further their understanding of the practice of
politics and public affairs and to connect their knowledge to their chosen
field of study. Applications are welcomed from students in any Rutgers graduate
school or department at any point during their graduate studies. Eagleton
fellows continue their graduate programs without interruption during the
fellowship year; the fellowship complements students' academic study.
During the fall, fellows enroll in
a weekly, 3-credit seminar designed to help them prepare for the spring
semester when they are placed with a government office for at least 15 hours
per week. Throughout the year, fellows participate in many other programs at
the Eagleton Institute and in Trenton as well as a two-day trip to Annapolis to
compare the Maryland state legislature and government with New Jersey's.
The spring semester placements are arranged to
meet each fellow's interests and in recent years have included, for example,
the Governor's Office; the departments of corrections, human services, and transportation; the State Legislature's Democratic, Republican, and nonpartisan
offices; the Port Authority; the City of Newark; and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. Eagleton Fellowships provide stipends ranging from $6,000 to
$8,625 and some provide varying levels of tuition remission.
For further information, visit http://www.eagleton.rutgers.edu.
Nonuniversity Fellowships. Many graduate students at the
university receive fellowships funded by sources outside the university. A
major source of funding is the National Science Foundation, which offers
talented graduate students in the sciences significant funding to pursue their
academic programs. Information and applications are available from the
Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20418. Students may wish to consult standard reference material
for other sources of nonuniversity fellowships. Students already enrolled in
the Graduate School-New Brunswick should consult the GradFund website, http://gradfund.rutgers.edu.
Students who receive aid administered by the Office of
Financial Aid must report to that office any employment offers, fellowships,
scholarships, loans, gifts, and assistantships received subsequent to the
original award made by the Office of Financial Aid.
Robert White-Stevens Graduate Fellowship. The Robert
White-Stevens Graduate Fellowship is named in memory of Dr. Robert
White-Stevens, who was an agriculturist and former chair of the Bureau of
Conservation and Environmental Science. Dr. White-Stevens also was the
assistant director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, a biology
professor, and a faculty member of Cook College. The fellowship supports an advanced doctoral student who is committed to
alleviating world hunger by increasing the food supply through plant or animal
Other Fellowships and Scholarships. Each department
continually seeks funds from outside sources to help defray student expenses.
Inquiries regarding the availability of such monies may be made through
graduate program offices and advisers.
GradFund. GradFund is a service of the Graduate School-New Brunswick dedicated
to assisting its students in identifying and applying for nationally
competitive external grants and fellowships to support graduate work at the
predoctoral and dissertation stages. GradFund resources and services are open to
all students currently enrolled in the Graduate School-New Brunswick and include
the GradFund Funder Database, proposal-writing tools, proposal-writing workshops, and individual meetings to discuss,
review, and critique funding applications. For additional information on GradFund
services or to schedule an appointment, visit http://gradfund.rutgers.edu.