Assistantships & Funding

Graduate Assistantships

The department has a limited number of graduate teaching and research assistantships available for qualifying graduate students (current, incoming, domestic, and international).

Please view the Geography GA Position Descriptions below for terms of employment, compensation, primary responsibilities and qualifications.

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

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.

Geography GA Position Descriptions

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

Graduate College Tuition Scholarships

Qualifying graduate students (current, incoming, domestic, and international) 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 Tuition Scholarship


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

Enrichment Fellowship for 2024-25 Admission

Qualifying domestic students for the 2024-25 admission may be nominated for the Enrichment Fellowship by the Geography Coordinator and Department Head. Review instructions on the Enrichment Fellowship page and submit your interest for this fellowship by using the Enrichment Fellowship form.

General Requirements for Geography MA Program Admission and Funding

Review Geography MA program admission and funding requirements: Admission and Funding Requirements.

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.