There are several funding sources available to MIP students.  All applications completed before the first-round of admissions deadline (January 15) are guaranteed full consideration for the CITS GRA and SPIA CVRS funding opportunities.

CITS Graduate Research Assistantships

The Center for International Trade and Security awards two competitive graduate research assistantships each year.  Assistantships are awarded for the ten-month academic year and normally require one-third time assisting CITS staff with research (15.5 hours per week).  Assistantships carry stipends as well as tuition waivers (tuition is reduced to just $25/semester). However, selected students are liable for their graduate fees.  Each awardee also receives one of the following honorific titles:

  • Dean Rusk Scholar of International Policy
  • Jane Willson Scholar of International Policy


SPIA Carter Vickers Research Society Members 

The School of Public and International Affairs sponsors four MIP students in the Carter Vickers Research Society (CVRS).  The Carter Vickers Research Society is a community of graduate student researchers who work with faculty and the dean in the School of Public and International Affairs. Graduate student society members perform research guided by faculty and are paid through student employment: up to $2,500 each academic year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Participation in CVRS is a great opportunity for MIP students to engage directly in research projects with SPIA faculty whose own research deals with international affairs or comparative politics.  All completed applications received before the deadline for the first-round of admissions (January 15) are guaranteed full consideration for CVRS membership.  (The number of students sponsored annually may very with SPIA’s annual budget.)  Awardees receive the following honorific title:

  • Carter Vickers Research Society Member


UGA Graduate School Assistantship and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Additionally, MIP students are eligible for a variety of Graduate School assistantships and out-of-state tuition waivers:

  • Regents Out-of-State Tuition (Roost) Waiver):  The Graduate School awards out-of-state tuition waivers to a select number of students who are classified as non-residents of the State of Georgia. These awards are based upon applicants’ academic records and the recommendations of their major departments. The waiver lasts for one academic year (fall-spring-summer) and students must be re-nominated by their Department for additional years. These awards waive only the non-resident portion of a student’s tuition, thus allowing the student to pay in-state tuition. The graduate program is able to nominate a few of its most qualified students who are not on assistantships for these tuition waivers.
  • Student Veterans’ Out-of-State Tuition Waiver The Registrar’s Office and the Admissions Office process out-of-state fee waivers for student veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children who meet the Board of Regents requirements.  For additional information, please click here: 


For additional graduate school funding opportunities, please click here.