Fellowships and Research Opportunities

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships (RAs) are appointments from faculty members who hold research contracts and grants. These appointments usually materialize through direct discussions with individual faculty. Please see individual faculty pages for more information on research topics. The faculty member providing support will serve as your academic adviser. Appointments vary, depending on the availability of funds and the academic progress of the student. Research appointments are made at any time in the calendar year depending on funding and other factors.

Admitted PhD students will receive as part of their admission fellowship support by the department. This can for selected applicants be complemented with college or graduate school-wide fellowships. Additionally there are several other fellowships that graduate students can apply for. Information of fellowships available at the University of Minnesota can be found at Fellowship Dates & Deadlines | Graduate School (umn.edu).