Assistantships & Funding

Assistantships & Funding


Graduate Assistantships

The department has a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships available for qualifying graduate students.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the Geography Graduate Assistantship full-time salary is $14,376 and half-time salary is $7,188.

Non-resident graduate assistants with at least a half-time appointment for an entire semester will receive tuition billed at the resident rate.

February 1 is the application deadline for full consideration for fall admission. Late applications may be considered pending availability of funds.

  • Spring admissions are only considered in extreme circumstances. Please contact the graduate coordinator before applying for spring admission.


Graduate College Tuition Scholarships

Qualifying graduate students can apply for the Graduate College Tuition Scholarship. The department makes every effort (not guaranteed) to provide students with an assistantship a matching scholarship. 

The application can be found on the Graduate College website. Review instructions on the document on how to submit the scholarship application: Application for Graduate Assistantship

The policies and procedures relating to assistantships and scholarships can be found in our Graduate Handbook.

GA Position Descriptions

View more info on the RA      View more info on the TA


Conference Travel Funding

Graduate students can typically apply for annual conference travel funds ($700-900) and research funds through the UNI Intercollegiate Academic Fund, Graduate College and College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. In addition, there are often other project-specific sources for student travel.