Financial Support/Info + Funding & Award Opportunities

The Department of Planetary Sciences aims to fund all students for up to five years and we regularly fund students beyond that time frame if possible. In most cases, funding support will be provided in the form of either a half-time (20 hours per week, .50 FTE) Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) or a half-time Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) for the fall and spring semesters. Note that this would not include summer salary, which students must arrange independently with a faculty member/advisor. Like all financial offers at the University of Arizona, funding packages are implemented on a year-to-year basis and renewal is subject to an annual satisfactory review of academic and work performance and availability of funds. Read more about the benefits of appointment as a GA and see resources below for information about outside awards and fellowships.

If you are interested in funding or supporting a graduate student in the Department of Planetary Sciences, please see the information posted here.

Note to LPL/PTYS Graduate students: If you receive an outside award or fellowship, please notify Mary Guerrieri (PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnpuZWx0MUBuZXZtYmFuLnJxaCI+em5lbHQxQG5ldm1iYW4ucnFoPC9uPg==, 520-621-2828) with details of the award (award name, type, amount). This allows the Academic Office to plan for student funding.

Also, in most cases, awards or fellowships received as a result of submission via the NSPIRES or FASTLANE process will be administered by the LPL Business Office; contact Glinda Davidson (PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOnR5dmFxbkB5Y3kubmV2bWJhbi5ycWgiPnR5dmFxbkB5Y3kubmV2bWJhbi5ycWg8L24+, 520-621-4155) for information.