Assistantships in instruction and research are service awards offered to returning students.
Assistantships in research are given principally in the natural sciences and engineering and can be offered as full appointments or as fractions of full appointments. In either case, an assistantship appointment always replaces a previously awarded University fellowship.
Aid applicants and continuing students are automatically considered for any available assistantships by their department. Negotiations concerning the appointment of an assistant are carried on by the department directly with the student.