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Graduate Program

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

» GEM Fellowships

» Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

» NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

» 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 Research

» UNCF • Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

» National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship » SMART Scholarship: Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation

» Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

» Krell Institute: Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

For a complete listing of funding opportunities, visit The Office of Sponsored Programs