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Funding Opportunities


The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education 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. The graduate coordinator, Dr. Erik Ness, will work with admitted students to identify assistantship opportunities that best fit students' interests and experiences. 

Ph.D. students serve in two main types of assistantships: (1) research assistantships with McBee Institute faculty and within the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, (2) research/administrative assistantships within various UGA offices.

For the 2022-23 academic year, there are several assistantship opportunities available in the McBee Institute and in UGA offices, including but not limited to:

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

Travel Funds

Substantial travel funds are also available to encourage McBee 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.

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