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Financial support

Full-time thesis students are eligible for a variety of University and Department support packages.

Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

To be considered for a teaching assistantship you must submit your graduate program application by March 15. There is no need to apply separately for a teaching assistantship. The department makes the decision based on the student needs, qualification, and availability.

TAs typically involve teaching several laboratory sections and/or recitation sections in an introductory class. TA assignments include the fall and spring semesters, and one six week summer session.

Non-native speakers of English must satisfy criteria established by the English as a Second Language (ESL) program operated by the Department of English at IUPUI before they appear in the classroom.

Research Assistantships (RAs)

RAs are provided by the faculty members from their own research funds, typically after the student's first year.

See individual faculty members to discuss RA opportunities.

Stipend Levels

  • M.S. Thesis students are eligible for stipends of $20,500 per calendar year. Support is available for two years provided that the student is making satisfactory progress in research and is discharging all program and responsibilities in an acceptable manner.
  • Ph.D students are eligible for minimum annual stipends of $25,000.

In addition to the stipend, tuition remission and payment of the student health insurance premium is included in the support package.

Stipends for assistantships are paid on a 12 month basis.

Fellowships/Scholarships

Full-time thesis M.S. and Ph.D. students are eligible for a variety of university and department support packages. Students may receive stipends through teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Students with fellowships and assistantships are also eligible for health insurance.

University Fellowship

  • Eligibility: University fellowships are open to new students not currently or previously enrolled at IUPUI or IU. To be eligible for the University Fellowship, candidates must have competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and GPA.
  • Stipend: Minimum $22,000 per year (Ph.D.) or $12,000 per year (M.S.) and include the standard allowances for tuition remission and health insurance as well as an $800 travel award.
  • Duration: 1-2 years, though, the recipient will receive continued financial support from the department contingent on the student's satisfactory academic progress.
  • Deadline: Graduate admissions application must be on file with IUPUI no later than February 1 for the fall semester.

Research Investment Fund (RIF) Fellowship

  • Provides support to graduate students involved in research from a block grant from the University through the Research Investment Fund.
  • Eligibility: All students accepted to the graduate program are eligible. No separate application is required.
  • Duration: 1 year, though it may be renewed.
  • Deadline: Graduate admissions application must be on file with IUPUI no later than February 1 for the fall semester.

International Student Grant Program

Deadlines:

  • April 1 (Fall semester)
  • November 1 (Spring semester)

The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. The student must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 or intlaff@iupui.edu.

Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship

The Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship program (T2T) provides $12,000 stipends for career-changers or college graduates who wish to become certified math or science teachers, and agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years. The T2T program is highly selective and rigorous, with hours of embedded field placement.

Robert Noyce Scholarship recipients are awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration given to the established financial need and diversity of applicants in the program. To be considered, applicants must be admitted to the IUPUI's One-Calendar-Year Transition to Teaching program in the School of Education, and must hold a bachelor degree (or adequate content course work preparation) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences/geology, mathematics, engineering, or technology. Learn more.

Additional Resources

Other Awards

Educational Enhancement Grants

The IUPUI Graduate Student Organization offers financial awards to graduate students seeking funding for presenting papers/posters at national conferences and for expenses related to their graduate research. Learn more.

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

Provides a funding opportunity for promising students whose academic preparation has been affected by their economic or academic background. Learn more.

Travel Fellowships

Provides funds to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in research degree programs (master's or Ph.D.) with their travel expenses to a conference. Learn more.

IU GradGrants Center

The GradGrants Center (GGC) is a free service that provides Indiana University graduate students with one-on-one assistance with grant proposal writing (by appointment) and a centralized area to access funding information.

IUPUI Office of Student Financial Services

Office of Student Scholarships

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