Assistantships and Awards

There are over 300 teaching and research assistantships available in academic departments, which are funded internally or externally.

Research Assistant Research assistants conduct research under the supervision of NJIT faculty. Fully-supported students have duties considered part-time work equivalent to twenty hours per week.
Teaching Assistant Teaching assistants conduct recitations, laboratory sessions, grading, and/or other types of course support under the supervision of faculty.  These duties are considered part-time work equivalent to twenty hours per week. Continuing graduate students receiving this award for the first time must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. 
Grader A grader is appointed for part-time service and grades course work under the direction and supervision of faculty. Graders may be hired by an academic department on an hourly basis.
Provost Doctoral Assistantships
  • Eligibility: full-time entering PhD students.
  • Years 1 & 2: University funded stipend, tuition and fees.
  • Years 3 & 4: Grant funded stipend, tuition and fees.
  • Student nominations for this type of support are made by department chairs and college deans.

Notes: (1) For further information, please contact your academic department. (2) Continuing students receiving these awards must be in good academic standing.