These fellowships provide a stipend and full tuition remission and are the most usual form of fellowship support offered to entering graduate students. Although teaching fellow appointments are made for the period of the academic year only, the department provides each teaching fellow with summer support from research grant funds or other resources of the department.
Graduate research fellowships or assistantships are normally awarded to second, third, or fourth year graduate students only. These research appointments provide for the payment of tuition and for a stipend equivalent to that received by a teaching fellow. Appointment is on a calendar rather than academic year basis. Exceptionally well-qualified students are nominated by the department for national fellowships, such as those provided by the National Science Foundation.