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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.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

This directs you to the University's Office of Financial Aid website which provides an overview of the types of general financial aid available to graduate students, including loans, Federal Work-Study, TEACH grants, and others.

Non-Working Fellowships and Traineeships

This section briefly describes non-working fellowship and traineeship awards and provides links to certain of those funding programs.

Graduate School Grants and Fellowships

The Graduate School, with support from the Provost, offers a small number of grants and fellowships to support the research and scholarly activities of our graduate students. Graduate students should first consult with faculty and administrative assistants in their departments, who may have knowledge of discipline-specific sources. This page provides details about the purpose, eligibility and nomination process for these specific grants or fellowships: