RA & TA Appointments

Research Assistant (RA) and Teaching Assistant (TA) appointments are often part of a graduate student’s financial support.

Stipend rates have been announced for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Research Assistantship appointment

Research Assistant is a member of a research group in a laboratory or on a project, whose principal duty is to contribute, under supervision, to a program of departmental or interdepartmental research. Contact your graduate administrator to find out about opportunities in your department.

Teaching Assistantship appointment

The principal duties of a Teaching Assistant include assisting a member of the faculty in grading undergraduate quizzes and homework, instructing in the classroom and/or laboratory, preparing apparatus for demonstrations, posting web-based materials, and conducting tutorials. Contact your graduate administrator to find out about opportunities in your department. For resources to support graduate students who teach, see Teaching at MIT.