IHE offers assistantships for all full-time Ph.D. students and assigns placements based on students' interests and experience. These 16-20 hour-per-week assistantships offer competitive stipends, full tuition benefits (including summer terms), travel support, and additional benefits. IHE offers two main types of assistantships: (1) research assistantships with IHE faculty and within the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, (2) research/administrative assistantships within various UGA office, such as President's Office, Institutional Diversity, Government Relations, First Generation Scholars, Honors Program, Institutional Research, Vinson Institute of Government, Service Learning, and Small Business Development Center.

For full-time employees of eligible institutions within the University System of Georgia, part-time students of the Ph.D. program in Higher Education are eligible to apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). More information on TAP can be found at:

Travel Funds

Substantial travel funds are also available to encourage IHE students to attend national and regional conferences to present papers and participate in panel discussions. To be considered for travel funds, students must complete the Student Request for Travel Funds form.