Included below is a list of funding opportunities for Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics students. 

Graduate Assistantships

Students may obtain research opportunities through the Center for Educational Assessment (grants/contracts) or from research institutions/centers on campus. Being a graduate assistant/research assistant requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, and the specific responsibilities vary according to project requirements. Graduate/research assistantships come with a tuition waiver and individual health insurance. Our program is able to offer between 12-15 graduate assistantships each year. Students applying to Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics will automatically be considered for graduate assistantships. Look for assistantship announcements on the Graduate Assistantship Office website and in the Commubnity Updates newsletter. The College of Education Assistantships & Funding page also has resources for students looking for assistantships. 


The Graduate School and the College of Education offer fellowships that cover tuition, health insurance, and provide a stipend. Students applying to our program will automatically be considered for fellowships.

Diversity Fellowships (see our Diversity and Inclusion Statement)

REAL FellowshipStudents from underrepresented groups are automatically considered for the Research Enhancement and Leadership Fellowship (REAL). The purpose of this fellowship is to promote diversity among graduate students by providing summer support for full-time graduate students. 

STEM Diversity Fellowship: Students from underrepresented groups are automatically considered for the STEM Diversity Fellowship. The goal of this program is to support the recruitment and retention of talented and promising graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in the disciplines, the professoriate or among recipients of doctoral degrees. This fellowship sustains the academic excellence and inclusiveness of the UMass Amherst graduate student community and the entire campus by promoting greater diversity among our graduate students.


A number of scholarships are available through the College of Education. Students must apply for College of Education scholarships each year.

Funding for Student Travel

Current students who present at national conferences (i.e. NCME, AERA) are often granted travel funds from the College of Education and/or the program.