Graduate Assistantships (GA)Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) Eligibility and Application Process Research Assistants (RA)Maximum Duration of GA and Fellowship Support
Graduate Assistant (GA)Graduate assistants will have the cost of tuition waived for those courses registered toward the graduate degree and a paid stipend commensurate with the assigned instructional work load. The ensuing costs of the preceding stipends are covered from the instructional funds of the faculty. The graduate assistant will work in direct support of course and lab instruction and will assist students on a regular basis in accordance with a load assigned by his or her department. Recipients are selected by the department on the basis of academic record and departmental need. Applications for graduate assistantships (for current students) are available in the department and on the web, and should be submitted before the deadline announced by the department to the departmental office. The stipend received is considered employment income and is subject to employment-related taxes in Lebanon. Tuition waiver is not subject to taxes.
Graduate Research Assistants(GRA)Graduate research assistants, in addition to their instructional appointments, are employed to support the research of a faculty member in a capacity that enhances the student's career and educational development. GRAs are paid a stipend from the research funds of faculty members and grants to supplement or replace the instructional stipend, in return for teaching related assignments up to the limit set by the University. Research duties vary depending on the type of research project and may include laboratory experiments, library searches, data entry, preparation of reports, and other relevant assignments. The stipend received is considered employment income and is subject to employment-related taxes in Lebanon unless the stipend is awarded through fellowship. Eligibility and Application ProcessThe general criteria for appointment to GA or GRA positions are:
The following rules apply to graduate assistants (GAs) and graduate research assistants (GRAs):
GA Load (%)
Number of Registered Credits paid by AUB
Teaching Aid Service Hours
GRA Load (%)
Research Service Hours paid from Research Grants
Total GA+GRA Load (100%)
Full-time Status of GA and GRA for Summer term
Research Assistants(RA)Research Assistantships (RAs) are granted by faculty members to academically qualified individuals who are primarily engaged in assisting with research projects. RAs are negotiated directly with the faculty member(s) involved. Research assistants must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Research assistants may be appointed either on a part-time or full-time basis, according to the following stipulations:
Maximum Duration of GA and Fellowship SupportThe maximum length for receiving GA support (from all sources of funding) is limited to four regular semesters and one summer.