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Student participation in ISR

Graduate research assistantships

Each year ISR faculty members appoint graduate research assistants (GRAs) to work on research projects. Appointments may be made for a semester or an academic year. Renewals are contingent on both performance and the continued availability of funds.

To be eligible for this program, a student must be registered as a full-time graduate student in a participating ISR-affiliated department:

A. James Clark School of Engineering

College of Behavorial and Social Sciences

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Robert H. Smith School of Business

GRAs receive tuition remission for a limited number of credits and a stipend. They are also eligible for health benefits.

Application procedure
Current students:
speak with your advisor or your department's graduate program office about openings and/or funding for GRA appointments.
Prospective students: Do not contact faculty members directly unless invited to do so. Direct requests for information to the graduate program office of the department to which you are applying.

Undergraduate research assistantships

Undergraduate Research Assistants (URA) participate in ISR's interdisciplinary research through research projects conducted by ISR faculty members. Assistants are selected by ISR faculty members for URA appointments of one or two semesters or one-year periods.

The URA award is contingent upon registration as a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. Renewals are based on the URA's performance and the availability of funds.

URAs receive an hourly wage. They may work up to 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and up to 40 hours per week during semester breaks and summers. Funding for URA appointments must be provided by an ISR faculty member.

Application procedure
Interested students should contact ISR faculty members directly (faculty index here) to inquire if there are openings and/or funding for URA appointments.