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Bodenheimer Fellowship Awardees

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantships

Revised October 2021 by Erika Adams.


No service is required of a recipient of a Bodenheimer Fellowship. Once awarded, the student just needs to be enrolled as a full-time student in EECS. The minimum load is determined by the required hours of work for the assistantship. For a ¼-time assistantship, 9 hours during a Fall or Spring semester is the minimum course load. For a ½-time assistantship, 6 hours during a Fall or Spring semester is the minimum course load.

A recipient is generally also offered a choice of the following:

(1) a 1/4-time teaching assistantship in return for working 10 hours per week with a monthly stipend of $591.67 with tuition and health insurance paid.

(2) a 1/2-time research assistantship in return for working 20 hours per week with a monthly stipend of $1,355 (or higher) with tuition and health insurance paid.

(3) a combination of 1/4-time teaching and 1/4-time research assistantships in return for working 20 hours per week with a monthly stipend of $1,355 (or higher) with tuition and health insurance paid.

Minimum stipend for a 20-hour assistantship: $16,260.00 = $1,355.00 x 12 months

Tuition and fees are listed for in-state:

Fall (9+ hours): $6,690
Spr (9+ hours): $6,690
Sum (6 hours): $4,404
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Tuition Total: $17,784

Healthcare Ins. = $184 x 12 = $ 2,208

GTA Total: $36,252 = $2,208 + $17,784 + 16,260

A GTA/GRA assistantship is worth over $36K per year including tuition and health insurance.

With the Bodenheimer Fellowship of $10K, the package exceeds $46K.

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