First-year students receive the University First-Year Fellowship in Natural Sciences & Engineering, plus full tuition and student health plan coverage. A select few are awarded special fellowships, which provide a supplement or prize to their base amount. All first-years are exempt from grading and teaching.

Second-, third- and fourth-year (and fifth-year) students are expected to grade or teach each semester and are paid as half Assistants in Instruction (AI) and half Assistants in Research (AR). Students are encouraged to apply for external funding. If a student is awarded an external fellowship that also pays stipend and tuition, they would be exempt from having any grading/teaching duties unless required for a teaching recommendation needed for most postdoctoral applications.

External Funding Sources: