The availability of graduate teaching and research assistantships varies from year to year. Faculty often have assistantship funds from grants for specific projects. There are a few department-funded research and teaching assistantships. Consideration for assistantships is given only after the prospective student's application has been approved by the Graduate Student Recruitment Committee.
Assistantships provide a salary and benefits. Benefits include in-state tuition and health insurance. Health insurance is provided as long as the student remains on an assistantship. However, students are required to pay fees each semester which are currently over $700. Providing that satisfactory progress is being made toward the degree, assistantships are guaranteed for:
- 2½ years (5 semesters) for the M.S. degree
- 3½ years (7 semesters) for the Ph.D. with M.S.
- 4½ years (9 semesters) for the Ph.D. without M.S.
Click HERE to view any available assistantships in the department.
Specific Fellowships and Scholarships: There are also several specialized fellowships and scholarships available to qualified students. These awards include:
- Graduate Teaching Fellowships - Provides opportunities for doctoral students to have significant teaching experiences.
- NSF-IGERT PhD Fellowship - For students who have backgrounds in both the natural and social sciences who want to continue interdisciplinary work for their graduate studies. NSF funded project on "Genetic Engineering and Society: Exploring the case of transgenic pests"
- William M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
- Urban Entomology Graduate fellowships
- Structural Pest Management Training Facility Assistantship - works at the training facility helping to prepare insect teaching collections and have the opportunity to participate in traing programs. Contact Dr. Michael Waldvogel to check on availability.
- Indoor Urban Entomology Scholarship - a $1500 scholarship from the NC Pest Management Association awarded annually to a graduate student in the indoor urban entomology program
Other Financial Aid Sources: Students who cannot secure an assistantship through the department can apply for College and University financial aid as described in the following links: