Assistantships, Grants, and Awards
Department of Psychology
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The UND Department of Psychology traditionally provides incoming graduate students in the General/Experimental program with a paid Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) and a tuition waiver. Some students are given the option of accepting a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) instead. The assistantships and tuition waiver is commonly continued for multiple years.
Graduate Research and Travel Awards
Graduate students are eligible for awards made every fall and spring semester that assist with research expenses and the costs of traveling to research conferences
The Walker Award is annually given to the graduate student who is most outstanding, overall, in teaching, research, and service to the department, program, and university.
Elizabeth Abraham Award
The Elizabeth Abraham award is annually given to two G/E students to support writing for publication after the nine-month academic year has ended
School of Graduate Studies
Doctoral Research Grant
These awards are given to doctoral students to support their research.
Doctoral Research Travel Grant
These awards are given to doctoral students who are presenting their work at a national conference.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship
These scholarships are awarded to students who are working full time on their dissertation during the summer months.
Pre-PostDoc Grant Writing Traineeship
This award is for a research and grant writing experience that takes place during doctoral students’ final semester. To be eligible, students must have a research advisor who is working on a current grant application.
Graduate Service Assistantship
A service assistantship can be an alternative to either a teaching assistantship or a research assistantship; responsibilities are with one of UND’s service units (e.g., the School of Graduate Studies or the Memorial Union).
Research to Innovation Traineeship
This traineeship award is to support doctoral candidates who are conducting innovative research by providing the student with professional development training and helping the student with forming partnerships or collaborations with entrepreneurs.
City of Grand Forks Traineeship
This fellowship is awarded to doctoral students who are able to work with a city agency or designated city partner on a current concern of the City of Grand Forks by studying the problem, researching best practice responses, proposing solutions, and assisting with implementation of those solutions.
Graduate students may be nominated by their program director for an Excellence in Teaching Award, Excellence in Dissertation Writing Award, or Excellence in Thesis Writing Award.