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April Godwin
BPH Graduate Group Coordinator
aegodwin@ucdavis.edu
(530)752-4863

Graduate Student Researcher Assistantships (GSR)

  • Graduate student researcher assistantships pay a stipend of approximately $27,000 per year.  The majority of our graduate students hold GSR appointments.
  • The support package for GSR assistantships normally includes payment of fees, a value of approximately $9,650/year.
  • Graduate Studies requires that a minimum grade point average of 3.00, not including seminars and research (299) courses, be maintained by those holding GSR assistantships.

Teaching Assistantships

  • Teaching assistantships carry an annual stipend of approximately $1,821 per month and require approximately 20 hours per week, including about six hours of laboratory or discussion.
  • Teaching assistantships normally include payment of partial fees.
  • Graduate Studies requires that a minimum grade point average of 3.00, not including seminars and research (299) courses, be maintained by those holding teaching assistantships.

Fellowships

  • Each year the University of California, Davis offers fellowships and graduate scholarships for entering and continuing graduate students. Because the number of awards is limited and the competition keen, only students with distinguished scholarship will be considered. In the evaluation of applications, consideration is given to the extent and quality of previous academic work, evidence of ability in research or professional skill, intellectual capacity, and the promise of productive scholarship. All appointees are expected to devote full time to graduate study and research on the Davis campus. 
  • Applications for fellowships and graduate scholarships are considered once a year. Continuing student applications must be submitted by December 1st . Prospective student applications must be submitted by January 15th. Awards are made for the subsequent academic year, beginning in the Fall Quarter.

FAFSA Requirement

  • For all graduate applicants who are US citizens, permanent residents or immigrants, it is required that you file a "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) as early as possible, but no later than March 1. This form, submitted directly to the Federal Student Aid Program Office, Iowa City, Iowa, is used to determine financial need only, a component of the eligibility criteria for many fellowships, and for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, North Hall beginning December 1.