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Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) and Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS) Positions

PhD students are eligible to be hired by faculty as graduate research assistants (GRA) or graduate research scholars (GRS).

GRA: These positions are available to full-time students who are not employed over 19 hours in other positions (within or outside Mason). Students selected for a 10-hour per week GRA must be enrolled in at least 9 credits per semester, and students selected for a 20-hour per week GRA must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester. GRA positions pay a stipend and tuition benefits. Current compensation rates and other benefits can be found here.

GRS: These positions are available to full- and part-time students. Outside employment is not a factor when being selected. Students can be enrolled in any number of credits per semester. GRS positions include a tuition benefit. Current compensation rates and other benefits can be found here.

Step 1:

Complete the graduate assistantship application. You cannot be hired without completing this form and uploading your current vita. (Open NOW)

Step 2:

Review the list of faculty with open positions (listed below) and contact faculty directly to express your interest in the position. It is recommended that you limit your requests to faculty who are doing work in an area that aligns in some way with your own research interests.

Faculty with an Open GRA/GRS Position for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

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Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education
Education Leadership
Education Policy
Educational Psychology
International Education

There are no college-funded research assistantships available in this specialization at this time.

Learning Technologies Design Research
Literacy(ies), Culture, and Reading
Mathematics Education Leadership
Multilingual/Multicultural Education
Research Methodology
Science Education Research
Special Education
Teaching and Teacher Education
Other School of Education Faculty
Other School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management Faculty

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.