The Department of Mathematics provides a number of different types of financial assistance for graduate students. These include
1. Fellowships and scholarships that provide a stipend and allow a student to concentrate on their courses and research work,
2. Teaching assistantships that pay students for tutoring, conducting recitations, grading or similar activities in the department.
3. Research assistantships for students working on research projects. These often are funded by individual faculty members from research grants.
Research Assistantships generally are awarded by individual faculty to students with special qualifications.
Fellowships are awarded to outstanding new applicants and current students based on the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Studies committee. There also are many scholarships available from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the University as described on the (UH financial aid) page. Applicants and students are encouraged to apply for any such awards for which they are eligible.
The fellowships: The Presidential, Cullen Endowed, and Stella L. Ehrhardt Memorial Fellowships are intended to assist college departments/programs by providing funds to recruit outstanding students. The fellowship program provides funds to match or exceed financial assistance packages offered by other institutions. Students of exceptional caliber who represent extraordinary academic credentials receive these fellowships.
Eligibility: These two-year fellowships are available to students who enter graduate or professional programs at the University of Houston. Preference is given to students whose academic objective is a doctoral degree. The potential for academic excellence is the main criteria for selection.
Nomination: All nomination packets must include the following for consideration:
1. A letter of nomination from the department chair or director of graduate studies and a completed Summary Form for each nominee.
2. The nomination packet must include a statement verifying the departmental/college offer that may include a financial assistance package of graduate assistantship for the applicant and the amount of supplement financial support.
3. Three letters of references.
4. The candidate's statement of his or her academic goals.
5. Student information that is pertinent to their ability to excel academically.
Award: Once selected, students receive a fellowship that matches the department/program's supplemental award at a rate that can be as much as two-to-one up to a designated amount based on comparable awards nationally in the discipline.
Deadline: April (date varies in each year), spring semester.
Finally, both the University and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics have an array of scholarships which are available to students. For information on these go to the UH financial aid page.