Student Financial Support

Admission decisions and funding decisions are taken separately, and the number of students admitted is usually quite a bit higher than students who are funded.

Graduate Assistantships and Teaching Assistantships

UALR’s funding for state-supported graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships is administered by the Graduate Institute of Technology. PhD students have preference in funding. Assistantship applications are available on line.

Research Assistantships

Funding is available through externally funded research grants. Current opportunities will be listed below. Prospective/Current students should contact the faculty member responsible for the grant to determine eligibility.


A limited number of fellowships are available. These are usually reserved for continuing students rather than new students.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graduate Student Researcher Program is accepting student fellowship applications.  Applied Science has had a number of GSRP Fellows funded, so consult with your research advisor if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.