Graduate Research Assistantship Match Program (GRAM)


Funding for your graduate study can come from several sources. Through your academic program of study, GRAM offers financial assistance to US citizens who are members of ethnic groups historically underrepresented in American higher education.

You cannot apply for GRAM funds as a student. The request is made by your home department/program.

GRAM funding is a part of your entire funding package allowing you to receive a graduate research, teaching, or administrative assistantship much like other students in your program. The CALS Graduate Research Assistantship Match (GRAM) Program provides 50% of the graduate assistantship for newly recruited multicultural students accepted into programs of study in the college.

Eligibility Requirements for GRAM

  • US citizenship.
  • Admitted into a degree-seeking Masters or PhD program. Students admitted on restricted are ineligible.
  • Eligibility for students from term of entry is two (2) years for the Masters degree, three (3) years for the PhD.


For more information about funding for your graduate education, please contact your program of interest