Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistant positions support the faculty in their research endeavors. GRAs work directly with a faculty member to collect data, analyze data or develop new research studies and projects. GRAs will learn research skills pertinent to the research agenda of their faculty mentor.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)

Common Duties of a Graduate Research Assistant

Research activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • applying and mastering research concepts, practices, or methods of scholarship:
  • conducting experiments;
  • organizing or analyzing data;
  • presenting findings in either written or oral format; and,
  • collaborating with others in preparing publications.

GRA students will be under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff mentor and training for them will be arranged on a one-to-one basis with the mentor to include such things as IRB and CITI training. GRA tuition waivers follow the typical 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 schedule which equates to 105/210/300 hours per semester of work, respectively.