Graduate Research Assistantships
If you would like to apply for a graduate research assistantship or fellowship at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) the following is required.
- Application for Research Assistantship or Fellowship
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE general test report (all majors)–may be copy
You can submit the items above in one of two ways. During the completion of your online application for admission to the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma campus location, or submit the above items separately by mailing the required information below to the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Admissions and Recruiting Department, Mailstop 01, 411 B. H. Goethert Parkway, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 37388. You have to apply for admission to the graduate school at UTSI in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate research assistantship at UTSI.
Graduate research assistantships are initially awarded for 12 month appointments and may be renewed based upon satisfactory progress toward degree goals and research work and the availability of funding. Graduate research assistantships provide tuition, maintenance fee, medical insurance and a stipend. The current stipend rate for a MS student is $18,791 for one year. The current stipend rate for a PhD student is $21,471 for one year.
Normally, students will need a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be competitive for an award upon entry. For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, there are no application deadlines for admission or financial aid. For international students, please refer to the International Student Admission deadlines. Early application will greatly increase the possibility of receiving financial support.
If you have questions about the application process, contact the Admissions office at email@example.com or toll-free (888) 822-8874 ext. 37234.