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August 29, 2015
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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Research Assistant

A Graduate student may be employed as a Research Assistant by a faculty member. This position is typically funded by a faculty member’s research grant, and the tasks are formally prescribed,assigned and completed on a fixed schedule.

The primary purpose of the Research Assistant is to perform required tasks for the faculty member's own research project. The work is determined by the researcher and may be unrelated, or loosely related, to the student's own academic pursuits.

The Student Support from Faculty Research Grant/Contract form required to initiate payment (for one or more full terms) to the student from a faculty research grant/contract may be found under "Forms" on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.