Research Assistantships

Serving as a research assistant (RA) is an important part of the professional development and training that Tufts offers graduate students.

The skills and training acquired as an RA depend on faculty mentoring, feedback, and assessment. Faculty members supervising RAs should clearly define assistants' responsibilities at the beginning of the assistantship and provide feedback on how those responsibilities are being met.

All RAs receive a stipend as part of their training.

RA Orientations

GSAS Research Assistant (RA) Orientation (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 | 10 - 11:30 am (Eastern)

This orientation will include important information and resources for research assistants. All incoming students who are holding a Research Assistantship, as well as returning students who are holding their first Research Assistantship and have not attended RA orientation in the past should attend. Registration information coming soon.

SOE Teaching and Research Assistant Orientation

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 | 9:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) | Location to be announced

School of Engineering TA/RA training has in-person and online components. Online training will open on Canvas on Wednesday, August 28, 2024. In Canvas, there are 3 modules that TA/RAs need to view and pass to be eligible for payment. Training must be completed with passing grades by September 10, 2024. All SOE students who are in a new position as a TA or RA are required to attend orientation and take all training. 

AIT Academic Integrity Training for graduate students. A link to the training will be sent to your Tufts email. You are required to complete the training before you matriculate into your graduate program.

Register for SOE Teaching and Research Assistant Orientation by August 12th