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Financial support

Fellowships

Students who intend to work full-time toward the Ph.D. and who supply application materials by February 1 will be considered for fellowships. Some of these fellowships include the IUPUI University Fellowship and the Purdue School of Science Fellowship. These fellowships generally provide a stipend of $16,000- $22,000 or more for twelve months plus health insurance (medical and dental) and tuition coverage with all fees remitted except for approximately $800 per semester. These fellowships have tenures ranging from 1 to 2 years, after which the student will be supported with a departmental teaching assistantship or research assistantship up to a total of seven years provided satisfactory academic progress towards the Ph.D. is made.

Teaching/Research Assistantships

Students who intend to work full-time toward the Ph.D. and who supply application materials by March 1 will be considered for graduate assistantships. Graduate teaching assistantships include stipends ranging from $16,000 to $20,000 or more for ten or twelve months plus health insurance (medical and dental) and tuition coverage with all fees remitted except for approximately $800 per semester. Teaching assistant training and mentoring is provided.

Teaching/Research Assistantships

Students who intend to work full-time toward the M.S or Ph.D. and who supply application materials by March 1 will be considered for graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships include health insurance (medical and dental) and tuition coverage for all remittable fees.

Students who receive an assistantship will be assigned by the department up to 20 hours per week of responsibilities during the fall and spring semesters as well as up to 10 hours per week during one of the summer sessions. These responsibilities often include assignments such as teaching, tutoring, grading, proctoring, and research.

Teaching assistant training and mentoring is provided.

Stipends:

  • M.S. assistantship stipends range from $9,000 to $11,000 for ten months
  • Ph.D. assistantship stipends ranging from $16,000 to $20,000 or more for ten, eleven, or twelve months

Scholarships & Fellowships for Graduate Students

Full-time thesis M.S. and Ph.D. students are eligible for a variety of university and department support packages. Students may receive stipends through teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Students with fellowships and assistantships are also eligible for health insurance.

University Fellowship

  • Eligibility: University fellowships are open to new students not currently or previously enrolled at IUPUI or IU. To be eligible for the University Fellowship, candidates must have competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and GPA.
  • Stipend: Minimum $22,000 per year (Ph.D.) or $12,000 per year (M.S.) and include the standard allowances for tuition remission and health insurance as well as an $800 travel award.
  • Duration: 1-2 years, though, the recipient will receive continued financial support from the department contingent on the student's satisfactory academic progress.
  • Deadline: Graduate admissions application must be on file with IUPUI no later than February 1 for the fall semester.

Research Investment Fund (RIF) Fellowship

  • Provides support to graduate students involved in research from a block grant from the University through the Research Investment Fund.
  • Eligibility: All students accepted to the graduate program are eligible. No separate application is required.
  • Duration: 1 year, though it may be renewed.
  • Deadline: Graduate admissions application must be on file with IUPUI no later than February 1 for the fall semester.

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship at IUPUI is a Master's Degree program to prepare effective and highly qualified STEM teachers for Indiana students in high-need schools. Fellows selected earn a 36-credit hour MS degree in one of three areas at IUPUI: MS Education (IU), MS Math (Purdue) or MS Technology (Purdue). Fellows are placed in a full-year Urban Teacher Residency where the curriculum and student teaching focuses on learning to develop and integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction in diverse middle school and high school classrooms. Each Fellow who accepts the $30,000 fellowship commits to teach science, mathematics or engineering technology education for at least three years in a high-need Indiana secondary school. Learn more

Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship

The Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship program (T2T) provides $12,000 stipends for career-changers or college graduates who wish to become certified math or science teachers, and agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years. The T2T program is highly selective and rigorous, with hours of embedded field placement.

Robert Noyce Scholarship recipients are awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration given to the established financial need and diversity of applicants in the program. To be considered, applicants must be admitted to the IUPUI's One-Calendar-Year Transition to Teaching program in the School of Education, and must hold a bachelor degree (or adequate content course work preparation) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences/geology, mathematics, engineering, or technology. Learn more.

International Student Grant Program

Deadlines:

  • April 1 (Fall semester)
  • November 1 (Spring semester)

The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. The student must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 or intlaff@iupui.edu.

Additional Resources

Other Awards

Educational Enhancement Grants

The IUPUI Graduate Student Organization offers financial awards to graduate students seeking funding for presenting papers/posters at national conferences and for expenses related to their graduate research. Learn more.

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

Provides a funding opportunity for promising students whose academic preparation has been affected by their economic or academic background. Learn more.

Travel Fellowships

Provides funds to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in research degree programs (master's or Ph.D.) with their travel expenses to a conference. Learn more.

Numbers add up to a successful college career

Igor Minevich 2009 Alumnus, B.S. Mathematics, Ph.D. Student, Brown University