GSRA block grants are used to support incoming Ph.D., MLA, or MFA students. Graduate School Research Assistantships are awarded to highly qualified students and provide a 4-year support package for selected students. As shown in the table below, the Graduate School provides support for an incoming student in year 01 of training, the school/ college/ institute supports the student in years 02 and 03 of training, and the Graduate School supports Ph.D. students again in year 04 of training (assuming they have advanced to candidacy; only one year of support for MFA or MLA students).
For the entering class of Fall 2017, the Graduate School will provide $22,866 per incoming Ph.D. / MFA student, which must be targeted to one recipient. In years two and three, schools/colleges/institutes are welcome to supplement this amount. However, they must pay at least the minimum amount of $22,866 to one student, through the mechanism(s) that best suit their needs. In year four, the Graduate School will provide $22,866 to support the recipient’s as a Graduate Research Assistant, assuming he/ she has advanced to candidacy.
|Year in Training||Source of Support|
|1||Graduate School Block Grant|
|4||Graduate School Block Grant*|
*Assuming the student has advanced to candidacy