Binghamton University awards hundreds of assistantships every year to graduate students admitted to our master's and doctoral programs. Graduate programs award assistantships and tuition scholarships on a competitive basis, with academic merit as the primary criterion. To view assistantship opportunities, please visit the Fleishman Center's page.

Graduate and Teaching Assistantships

Graduate assistantships (GAs) and teaching assistantships (TAs) provide competitive stipends and tuition scholarships in exchange for 10 to 20 hours of work per week during the semester. GAs perform research and/or provide administrative aid within their graduate discipline or for a department or program, while TAs provide classroom support, either by teaching, leading discussion sections, grading work or preparing classroom materials.

Graduate Assistantships in the Graduate School: The Graduate School seeks talented students from a variety of disciplines to serve as GAs in the Graduate School office. Qualified students will gain professional experience and enhance their résumés while earning their degrees. These GAs typically work 20 hours per week and receive stipends.

Graduate Assistantships in the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks talented students from a range of fields to serve in positions in its administrative office, centers and departments, such as the Multicultural Resource Center, Q Center and Udiversity Educational Institute.

Graduate Assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs looks for students from a range of fields to serve in positions in offices, centers and departments around the University, such as the Dean of Students office, the Center for Civic Engagement and Campus Recreation.

Research Project Assistantships

Research project assistants (RPAs) are supported through grant funding. RPAs are normally provided with academic-year (10-month) stipends ranging from $7,000 to $30,000 and may also receive tuition scholarships. RPAs work approximately 15 to 20 hours per week on research. They are offered health and other benefits as SUNY Research Foundation employees. RPAs are selected by graduate programs using the same criteria used for selecting GA and TAs. However, students interested in RPA positions should make contact with faculty members who administer grants.