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.
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.
This section briefly describes non-working fellowship and traineeship awards and provides links to certain of those funding programs.
Overview of types of financial aid available. Includes Federal Work-study, TEACH Grants, Graduate Assistantships, Graduate School Fellowships, and others.
The Graduate School provides funding to support graduate student travel for presentations at conferences, professional meetings and exhibitions. 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.
The Graduate School awards competitive predissertation research grants to Ph.D. students who have completed at least one semester of graduate study at the time of application but have not yet filed their dissertation prospectus. Details and application materials are available here.
The Graduate School awards competitive dissertation research grants to Ph.D. students who have achieved candidacy. Details and application materials are available here.
The Graduate School awards competitive dissertation fieldwork grants to Ph.D. students to provide support for expenses related to dissertation fieldwork. Successful applicants must have their dissertation prospectus approved and secure IRB approval, if necessary, before funds will be disbursed. Details and application materials are available here.
The Graduate School, with support from the Provost, supports greater diversity and inclusion in non-STEM fields by providing funding for a summer fellowship for graduate students working toward their doctoral dissertation or MFA thesis. Details and application materials are available here.