Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunities

The College of IST offers various research assistantships for graduate students studying at University Park. Opportunities are added throughout the year and are coordinated by the listed faculty member. If you have questions about an assistantship, please reach out to the contact listed on that entry.

All Ph.D. students are funded through their first and second semesters in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or fellowships. Graduate assistantships include a stipend sufficient to cover living expenses in the region, full tuition coverage, and health benefits. While we cannot guarantee funding beyond this first year, we have historically been able to fund students through at least their fourth year in the program, so long as they are making acceptable academic progress.

Financial support for M.S. students is not guaranteed. In special circumstances where there are research or teaching support needs, an M.S. student may receive funding in the form of a part-time wage payroll position for up to 20 hours per week. Positions terminate at the conclusion of each semester and carry no guarantee of renewal.

For other financial aid, contact the Office of Student Aid for information on loans and grants or the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards for information on internal and external fellowships.

Fully funded PhD/Master positions focusing on Embodied Interactions with Immersive Environment
The College of Information Sciences and Technology, in collaboration with The Center for Immersive Experiences (, invites aspiring students to apply for multiple open PhD and Master positions in the area of Embodied Interactions with immersive environments (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality). Successful candidates will conduct dissertation research in the area of designing immersive environment, natural speech and full-body gesture interactions, mixed-initiative and conversational dialogues, as well as their integration. The positions include admissions to Ph.D. or Master programs in Informatics and full funding (stipend, tuition and benefits) for the period of their study (four years for PhD students and two-year for master’s students).   For more information, visit the following website and contact Dr. Guoray Cai (
Research Area(s):
Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction
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