We offer many of our graduate students teaching assistantships, which require you to hold office hours and grade assignments. No separate application is considered for these positions, as you’ll be automatically considered during the admissions process.
You can also work as a research assistant for faculty members. These positions are funded by faculty and are typically awarded after your first year. If you’re interested in a research assistantship, you’ll need to apply on an individual basis.
Students are automatically considered by the department for these awards if eligible. No separate application is required.
Research Investment Fund (RIF) Fellowship
- Provides support to graduate students involved in research from a block grant from the university through the Research Investment Fund.
- Duration: One year
- Eligibility: All students accepted to the graduate program are eligible
- Deadline: March 15
University fellowships are open to new students not currently or previously enrolled at IUPUI or IU.
- Duration: One year
- Eligibility: You must have a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in the 80th percentile with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or equivalent.
- Deadline: January 15
International Student Grant Program
The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. To be eligible, you must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins.
For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 317-274-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship
The Robert Noyce Transition to Teaching Scholarship program (T2T) provides $12,000 stipends for career-changers or college graduates who wish to become certified math or science teachers, and agree to teach in high-need school districts for two years.
The T2T program is highly selective and rigorous, with hours of embedded field placement. Robert Noyce Scholarship recipients are awarded on the basis of academic merit, with consideration given to the established financial need and diversity of applicants in the program.
To be considered, you must be admitted to the IUPUI’s One-Calendar-Year Transition to Teaching program in the School of Education, and must hold a bachelor degree (or adequate content coursework preparation) in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences/geology, mathematics, engineering, or technology.
GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI
The GK-12 Urban Educators Program at IUPUI is a partnership between the IUPUI School of Science, the IU School of Medicine, and the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). GK-12 Fellows are research graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.), who dedicate 15 hours per week in nearby school classrooms, grades 6-12, working with a science teacher partner to bring excitement of research into the science classroom or outdoor laboratory.
The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology pays the majority of your tuition in the form of fee remission.
Current state law requires you to pay a percentage per credit hour with fee concessions. In addition, you are responsible for mandatory fees such as student activity fees, recreation costs, parking, etc.
Fee remission is applicable only to those courses that meet the requirements of the degree program or that may be included on a Plan of Study. No remedial courses (below 500) will be supported through fee remission. Please speak to the Graduate Administrator for the most current tuition and fee rates, or visit Student Central to consult the tuition and fee calculator.