Awards and Fellowships
Most students accepted into the department through normal admissions procedures are also offered teaching assistantships. A teaching assistant spends an average of 20 hours per week in teaching laboratory or recitation classes, grading, and preparation.
Some graduate students are offered research assistantships. A research assistant is generally paid for research work leading to a master or doctoral dissertation, although a student may also be supported as a research assistant before a formal commitment to a research advisor has been made. Summer research assistantships are also available, and are a good way for students and potential advisors to get to know each other before committing to a formal advisor/student relationship. Research assistantships are obtained through negotiation between the student and the individual research groups. Interested students should contact the research groups for more information.
Graduate Student Travel Grants: In many graduate programs, traveling to present original work at a conference is considered an essential student experience. Through the Department of Chemistry, graduate students may apply for partial support to cover travel expenses to attend professional meetings and conferences. » Download Travel Grant Proposal
Other Funding Sources
» Soft Interfaces IGERT @ SU An interdisciplinary graduate program offering competitive fellowships to train PHD scientists and engineers in the areas of biological membranes, biomaterials and nanostructured interfaces. » Syracuse University Graduate Fellowships » STEM Fellowships
» ACS Women Chemists Committee/Eli Lilly Travel Award » Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science Fellowships » Iota Sigma Pi - Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate ResearchFor a complete listing of funding opportunities, visit The Office of Sponsored Programs