DGRA Program Information
As some may recall, about 4 years ago the Graduate College and Provost's office revamped our formula for distributing state graduate assistantship funds. As part of the new approach, the Strategic Plan Graduate Research Assistantship (SPGRA) Program was established to competitively award dozens of state funded, 9 month/academic year, research GAs for a 3 year term. It is now time for the second competitive round of applications to identify 40 faculty members or faculty teams who will be awarded a 3-year Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant. These DGRAs will be funded from fall 2014 - spring 2017, and each of these new DGRAs (Doctoral Graduate Research Assistants) will receive a $13k or $15k base stipend (pre- and post-advancement to candidacy, respectively) and standard GA benefits (tuition, optional health insurance, etc.). Faculty who are awarded DGRAs are encouraged to supplement the DGRA stipend with external funds, if available, but this is not required.
Applicants may be UNLV tenured or tenure track faculty, or collaborative faculty research teams, who are in graduate programs or who do substantive research in collaboration with a particular graduate program. The DGRAs are research based GRA positions located in academic units with graduate programs. If awarded a DGRA, faculty may appoint a single doctoral student in good standing for the full 3 years, or give the DGRA position to different students in different years of the project. Doctoral students in DGRA positions must be enrolled full time for the duration of their funding, work up to 20 hours per week, and continue to make satisfactory progress toward their degree. Faculty DGRA awards may be extended for the full three years, contingent upon successful annual project evaluation.
Submission Guidelines & Information
The Graduate College will announce faculty DGRA awards on or about May 1st, 2014.