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August 7, 2019

Administering Assistantships

Graduate Student Assistantships include Staff Assistants (SA), Teaching Assistants (TA), Research Assistants (RA), Predoctoral Instructors, and Predoctoral Lecturers. Academic Student Employees (ASEs), which include the above mentioned positions, are covered by the UAW/UW Academic Student Employee union contract. The union contract governs policies and procedures for appointments, salary, job definitions, and leave time. Executive Order…


July 31, 2019

Assistantships

At the University of Washington, there are three types of graduate student assistantships: Teaching Assistant: work with students in a classroom, lab, or quiz section setting Research Assistant: work on research projects; does not involve teaching Staff Assistant: other types of duties such as, advising or administration Academic Student Employees (ASEs), which include the above…


August 7, 2019

Information About Salary Schedules and Administration

How to Read the Salary Tables Salaries listed on the various salary schedules are at the 50% equivalent rate, since that is the most common appointment percentage. You will need to adjust the salaries to convert to an appointment at a different FTE. Each job has its own job profile name within Workday, and the…


Funding FAQs

Academic Student Employees (TA/RA/SA) Tuition Enrollment Fellowships Top Scholar


TA/RA Salaries

Information About Salary Schedules and Salary Administration Salary Schedule Definitions and Policies Excess Workload Compensation Policy (to be used when workload is more than 50% FTE) All of the schedules below are printable PDFs. Salary Schedules Effective July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020 Regular (Non-Variable Rate) TA/RA/SA Salary Schedule Variable Rate RA Salary Schedule Variable Rate…


How to Locate and Hire an Academic Student Employee (ASE)

Advertising for an ASE You can hire a student without advertising if: 1) you are fulfilling a commitment of support made to a student at the time of admission, or 2) the student has an existing advising relationship with a faculty member(s). Other job openings (“open hires”) must be advertised. Job openings can be announced…


Types and Terms of Appointments

Types of Assistantships At the University of Washington, there are several types of assistantships: Teaching Assistant: work with students in a classroom, lab, or quiz section setting Research Assistant: work on research projects; does not involve teaching Staff Assistant: other types of duties such as, advising or administration Predoctoral Instructor or Lecturer: work independently and…


July 31, 2019

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide….


Diversity Fellowships

Diversity Fellowships & Awards The Graduate School and GO-MAP are committed to supporting underrepresented minoritized students throughout every aspect of graduate education, including academic, financial, professional, and social support. We work with various partners to ensure graduate students admitted to the University of Washington are given ample opportunity to succeed. GO-MAP encourages the nomination of underrepresented…


For Departments

The Office of Fellowships & Awards supports graduate student funding in a number of different ways.  We work closely with academic departments to support a number of different award programs such as Top Scholar Awards and Graduate Student Conference Travel.  In addition, we work with units throughout campus to interpret and implement various university policies…


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