UGA Graduate Assistantships

  • Deadline:
    April 15, 2009, midnight
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The Graduate School of the University of Georgia offers assistantships in Interdisciplinary Arts Research available to students entering programs in Art, Music and Theatre and Film Studies.

Assistantships are awarded each year on a competitive basis following a highly qualified students nomination by their major department. Recipients of these assistantships must be fully admitted to the Graduate School in a degree seeking status.

Assistantship stipends for Graduate School awards for 2008 are $1,493.50 per month for a master’s student and $1,661.40 per month for a doctoral student holding a master’s degree. These awards are made for the first 21 months of graduate studies. The total value of the two-year award is $31,364.00. The student pays a reduced tuition of just $25 per semester and an activity fee of $563 per semester. The total annual benefit to the student is equivalent to their annual stipend plus a tuition waiver of $2,522 (resident) or $10,149 (non-resident) per semester (2008). Individual departments will continue funding at departmental rates during the final two semesters of study.

These awards require a sixteen-hour per week work commitment. During the first two years of study, recipients will develop creative research under the auspices of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Assistantship duties will include the students own collaborative work across disciplines and facilitating collaborative projects and proposals with faculty, students, and community members. Individual departments will assign duties during additional years of study.

To be considered for a graduate assistantship in Interdisciplinary Arts Research, applicants should to send a one-page statement to be included with their application materials. The statement should describe the applicants current research interests and any previous experiences in interdisciplinary or collaborative environments.

For more information about graduate degrees in the arts please visit:

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Lamar Dodd School of Art

Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Theatre and Film Studies