Graduate Funding Opportunities

Nutritional Sciences Program Funding

Teaching Assistantships

With more than 25 positions available each year, teaching assistantships (TAs) make up the majority of the funding available for master’s and doctoral students in the Nutritional Sciences Program. TAs are an integral part of our undergraduate teaching program and offer graduate students experience teaching and working with faculty. TAs are recruited to support undergraduate courses in autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Open TA opportunities are advertised to current students prior to each quarter and applications are reviewed in a competitive selection process. TA positions are 20 hours per week and provide a three month salary, a tuition waiver (except for some mandatory student fees), and GAIP health insurance for the quarter of the appointment. Note: GCPD students are unable to hold TA positions during the three quarter practice experience.

Nutritional Sciences Graduate Scholarships

Several merit and need-based endowed scholarships are available annually to current Nutritional Sciences graduate students. Scholarship applications are requested in early spring for the following academic year. These awards are intended to assist directly with tuition and other program related costs.

Additional Opportunities

School of Public Health

The School of Public Health’s Student Funding and Opportunities  lists current fellowship, assistantship, and other funding opportunities available to students across the school. The School also offers a number of competitively awarded scholarships and fellowships.

Dietetics Scholarship Opportunities

GCPD students have been successful in obtaining scholarships from outside organizations such as the Washington State and national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Visit the WSAND and AND websites for more information.


See MCH Traineeships for information about four nutrition traineeships available to advanced Nutritional Sciences graduate students through the Maternal Child Health Bureau.

UW Resources

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides information and applications for available loans, grants, and work-study positions. Please review their key dates and deadlines page for priority application dates.

Grants and Funding Information Service

The Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS) at the University Libraries (in conjunction with the Graduate School) provides workshops and individual consultations to help identify the best resources in your search for funding. They have a collection of funding directories and their website has links to resources.

Emergency Aid

Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree.