Funding for New Grads

General Funding Information

The majority of our graduate students are granted a graduate assistantship that includes a tuition waiver (students are still responsible for paying University fees) and a living stipend. Funding offers are made when an offer of admission is given. Assistantships (teaching or research) are not based on financial need and are typically determined by the faculty member admitting the student.


The Graduate School’s Fellowship Awards

The Jorgensen Fellowship and the Harriott Fellowship are available to outstanding young scholars who have been admitted to doctoral programs at the University of Connecticut. In addition, to be eligible for the Harriott Fellowship, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education and/or a commitment to enhancing diversity in their field of study. More details on The Graduate School’s webpage:


CLAS Strategic Priority Assistantships (New for Fall 2022)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks to recruit students into our PhD programs who will simultaneously advance our priorities of top-quality research along with diversity and inclusion. These individuals should possess a record of significant research experience for their career stage and have demonstrated a strong commitment to redressing the historical marginalization of people of color and under-representation of various groups in the academy.  These graduate assistantships provide 5 years of support during the academic year, with no teaching requirement during year one.

Note: No special application is required, admitted students are nominated by their faculty advisor.