Community Graduate Research Assistants (CGRAs) are funded by community partners in the private or public sectors or by nonprofit organizations. These partnerships allow organizations to support graduate students working on cutting-edge research, scholarship, and creative activities.
CGRAs work with faculty members on campus. Sponsors can contact students for occasional updates and will have the opportunity to view the final product and meet with the students to discuss it at their academic defense or other agreed-upon time. Students own the intellectual property that results from the assistantship. Additional employment outside of the assistantship may be limited based on individual circumstances.
CGRAs receive financial support as well as professional development experience. This helps graduate students progress in their programs, and it helps UNLV move toward Top Tier status. CGRA sponsors help advance their field, build relationships with some of UNLV’s best and brightest faculty and students, and benefit from the outcome of the sponsored project. Learn more about the CGRA program.
|Stipend including fringe
|$12,200 - $24,000
|Waived by the Graduate College ($14k value)
|$19,110 - $31,500
*Estimate is subject to change if stipends, fringe benefits, and/or tuition/fees change. Every effort has been made to ensure that these figures reflect current costs.
CGRAs may be funded with a one-time gift, in two pledge payments, or monthly.