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Research Assistantship Opportunities

Research assistantship opportunities for PhD students

Research assistantships correspond to either a 25% appointment (10 hours/week) or a 50% appointment (20 hours/week) and are associated with a tuition fee waiver. Interested applicant should contact the appropriate faculty member and send, at a minimum, a copy of their CV, a brief description of their interests, and related experience. Visit our ECE lab index to learn about all department labs, learn more about UIC’s graduate admission policies and application deadlines.

Note: UIC has eliminated the deadline for graduate applications for displaced scholars and scholars at risk from Ukraine. This exemption will apply to any student studying in Ukraine at the time of the conflict, regardless of their country of citizenship, effective for applicants to Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters. Ukrainian applicants are now designated under “war-torn country” guidelines by the Office of Admissions.  Students can receive assistance in the application process from a dedicated counselor by emailing

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