Teaching, Research And Graduate Assistantships
Graduate students interested in assignments such as teaching assistant, research assistant, or graduate assistant should contact their department for application information.
Some departments may have graduate fellowships for which students may apply, and students should make inquiry with their departments. Specific questions regarding any of the fellowships and awards listed below may be directed to the Graduate Fellowships Office.
Graduate Fellowships Office
201 S. President’s Circle Room 302
Salt Lake City UT 84112
University-Sponsored Fellowships and Scholarships
The 2020 electronic applications are live – click on the “Apply Now” link associated with each opportunity to apply. Note that you must complete the general application before gaining access to applications for the opportunities listed below. Please review eligibility requirements carefully before applying.
Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship ($18,700, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance).
For U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and its impact on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy; renewable for one year. One to two awards given annually.
Due: Friday, February 7, 2020 by 5 pm MST.
Steffensen Cannon Scholarship (Undergraduates: $10,000, Graduates: $18,700, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance).
For graduate and undergraduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities as well as for direct descendants of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. Also for secondary education (particular in mathematics and science) and early childhood education students who will be in the teacher certification program in the Graduate School of Education by the beginning of the academic year of the award; award includes tuition for graduate students only; renewable one year. 12 to 15 awards given annually.
Due: Friday, January 10, 2020 by 5 pm MST.
For more information and to apply visit Steffensen Cannon Scholarship.
Graduate Research Fellowship ($18,700 plus tuition benefit – if eligible, and subsidized health insurance).
For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; nonrenewable. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually.
Due: Friday, January 17, 2020 by 5 PM MST. *Your department may have an earlier deadline. You are responsible for being aware of and complying with the department deadline.
University Teaching Assistantships ($18,700 plus tuition benefit – if eligible, and subsidized health insurance).
For full-time graduate teaching assistants (first-year graduate students are not eligible). Departments may use the University teaching assistants in a variety of ways to enhance undergraduate teaching and graduate student development. *Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12 to 15 awards given annually.
Due: Friday, January 24, 2020 by 5 PM MST. *Your department may have an earlier deadline. You are responsible for being aware of and complying with the department deadline.
Additional University-Sponsored Awards
Garr Cutler Energy Award ($1,500)
For any University student who is enrolled and officially working toward a graduate degree at the University of Utah. The award recognizes that academic year’s paper judged best on energy. The student must be the paper’s sole or principal author. Award is announced at Spring Commencement. One award given annually.
Due Monday, December 16, 2019.
Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching ($1,000)
For full time graduate students who demonstrate “conspicuously effective teaching.” Candidates for the medal are nominated by their faculty advisors and mentors. The recipient of the Stockham Medal will also receive a $1,000 cash prize. A maximum of one award may be granted each year.
Due: Monday, December 16, 2019.
For more information and to apply visit Thomas G. Stockham Medal for Conspicuously Effective Teaching
External Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
Other University Awards and Opportunities
For Rhodes Scholar information and application (note: applicants cannot be older than 24), please contact:
Dr. Ginger Smoak
Distinguished Scholarships Advisor
College of Engineering Fellowship Information
The April 15 Resolution
Acceptance of an offer of financial support* (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.
Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.
This Resolution was renewed October 2009.
*This Resolution applies to offers of financial support only, not offers of admission.
Reference Source is An Essential Guide to Graduate Admissions, published by the Council of Graduate Schools. Information may also be found at the Council of Graduate Schools website at http://www.cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution.