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Scholarships and Financing


 


Teaching Assistantships

PhD students and highly qualified MS students are eligible to apply for teaching assistantships, which carry a salary of $15,000 plus tuition. The salary is increased to $16,500 after the student has passed both preliminary exams. All TA applications from new students are automatically considered for Bateman Teaching Assistantship, which carries a stipend of $19,000, and is awarded to a small number of exceptionally highly qualified students. The usual term of a teaching assistantship is one academic year, with the understanding that renewal for the second semester depends upon the satisfactory completion of duties and satisfactory academic progress during the first semester. Renewal for up to a maximum of 5 years of department support of any form is possible subject to satisfactory performance, progress in the program, and availability of funds. TA duties consist of teaching one course per semester and/or assisting in the Mathematics Education Resource Center (MERC) computer lab. Occasionally other duties may be assigned. Details related to teaching assistantships are explained in Policies Regarding Teaching Assistants.

 Deadlines for applying for a TA position: 
February 1  to apply for a fall TA position
October 1  to apply for a spring TA position

 

Out-of-state students who are U.S. residents are expected to gain Colorado residency by the beginning of the second year of study.


Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are available depending on the contracts and grants of individual faculty members. Appointments are made and duties assigned by faculty members with external funding. These appointments are normally not given to new graduate students. The typical workload for these appointments is 20 hours per week.

Visit our Faculty Page to explore our faculty research areas and to contact individual members about possible opportunities.


Any UC Denver graduate student (Master's and PhD.) in the biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, or physics, who will be entering at least their second year of graduate study is eligible to apply for a GK-12 Fellowship. This UC Denver National Scie​nce Foundation grant provides eight Fellowships each year for mathematics (4) and science (4) graduate students to enrich their research and teaching experience through partnerships with math and science educators in local Middle Schools. The NSF grant provides each Fellow with a 12-month stipend of $30,000 and additional funds for graduate tuition and fees up to a maximum of $10,500 for the year. More information about this program is available at http://gk12.ucdenver.edu/

Current PhD students who have been exceptional TA's and/or are working towards finishing their thesis may be eligible for one of our Lynn Bateman Memorial Awards.
The University of Colorado Denver offers​ many opportunities available for students. For additional information about current scholarship offerings, contact the Scholarship Resource Office.​

Funding is availalable in numerous forms to assist students in their quest for a graduate degree. There are many external sources of funding including: