Assistantships and Fellowships

Financial support may be available through Research Assistantships (RAs) or Fellowships. Fellowships are granted to students with very outstanding academic records.  We recommend that your application be complete by the application deadlines in order to be considered for funding. Research Assistantships are awarded by individual professors through funds available to their research programs. While there is no specific deadline for applying for these assistantships, they are very competitive and early applications have a better chance of competing for these funds. The stipend for RAs is currently $20,808 for 12 months and includes a tuition waiver and fringe benefits.

Please be advised that you do not need to make a separate application for financial support as your admission application will also serve as an application for assistantships and fellowships. There is no deadline for RA applications.

Questions should be directed to: pbpg@hort.wisc.edu