Graduate Student Appointments: Graduate Student Research Assistantship Program

Reference for Appointing Departments

This document is intended to provide general information regarding Graduate Student Research Assistantships for departmental administrator. Information describing full time stipend rates and other updates for the current academic year is available in the Memo re: Processing Appointments for Graduate Students Assistants.

References are made throughout this document to administrative units whose staff are available to respond to questions pertinent to their areas. Contact information for these units is available at the end of the document in the Contact List for GSRA Appointments

Questions about GSRA appointments and related processes which are not addressed in this document should  be directed to the appropriate administrator of the academic unit. 

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Note: While administrative processes for appointing G.S.R.A.'s is similar to that used in appointing G.S.I.'s and G.S.S.A.'s, G.S.R.A. appointments are not subject to the provisions of the University's collective bargaining agreement with the Graduate Employee's Organization (G.E.O.) That agreement and additional information about GSI/GSSA positions are available at

General Information About Graduate Student Research Assistantships

What is a Graduate Student Research Assistantship?


Appointment Procedures

Complaint and Grievance Resolution

Contact List for GSRA Appointments