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Funding

There are various resources for financial assistance available to graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Graduate students should first consult with program faculty and administrative assistants in their departments, who may have knowledge of discipline-specific sources. 

Graduate Assistantship Office

Here you will find links to Assistantship Jobs Postings, Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures, Graduate Student Employee Appointment Procedures, and the 2012-2014 Graduate Student Employee Organization (GEO) Contract, as well as Additional Information for Graduate Student Employees and Graduate School Faculty and Staff.

GrantSearch for Grad Students

GrantSearch for Grad Students (GSGS) helps graduate students at UMass Amherst seek extramural support for their studies. We show graduate students how to identify and apply for fellowships and grants from sources outside the university. We support searches for funding for a variety of scholarly activities including research, overseas studies, dissertation work, and professional training.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Overview of types of financial aid available. Includes Federal Work-study,  TEACH Grants, Graduate Assistantships, Graduate School Fellowships, and others.

Travel Grants

The Graduate School provides funding to support graduate student travel for presentations at conferences, professional meetings and exhibitions. Administration of the program has recently been revamped: each program receives a block grant based on enrollment, and Graduate Program Directors are in charge of distributing the funds. More information is available here.

Dissertation Research Grants

The Graduate School awards dissertation research grants for Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy. Details and application are available here.