Graduate Student Research Assistantships (GSRA)

The Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA) program at the University of Michigan-Flint is a vehicle to provide financial support for the academically-related research activities of active UM-Flint graduate students. A GSRA is an appointment which may be provided to a student in good standing in a UM-Flint graduate degree program who performs personal research (including thesis and dissertation preparation) or who assists UM-Flint faculty performing research that is relevant to his or her academic goals. Appointments to the GSRA program at UM-Flint are made for one or two semesters/terms and are contingent upon the recommendation of an academic department or program and the approval of the Dean of Graduate Programs.

Guidelines for the GSRA program can be accessed in pdf format by clicking the following link:  UM-Flint GSRA Guidelines.

Do I qualify?

You qualify to be considered for a GSRA appointment if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have been admitted to a UM-Flint graduate program.
  • You have fulfilled any conditions of admission before your appointment begins.
  • If you were admitted on probation, you have completed 12 graduate credit hours at UM-Flint.
  • You enroll in at least 6 credit hours in each semester of appointment.*
  • You are in good academic standing.
  • You are performing research that is related to your degree program.

*See GSRA Eligibility for specific exceptions to this criterion

When can I receive a GSRA appointment?

GSRA appointments are made for the fall and winter semesters in most cases.

How do I apply?

The Office of Graduate Programs posts available Graduate Student Research Assistantship positions online. Positions for Fall and Winter are generally posted in late March or early April. The deadline to apply for most GSRA positions is June 1 for the following Fall and Winter semesters.

Students apply through the Careers at the U website.  Follow the instructions on our application page.

Candidates for the GSRA positions will be matched to appropriate positions. Faculty chairing the projects will be presented with possible candidates and an appropriate candidate will be selected for the position.