Grant Tuition Program

The Office of Research is pleased to offer the Grant Tuition Program (GTP) to further the CSU 2.0 priorities of distinguishing CSU as a leading public urban research university and of increasing CSU’s research activity. The purpose of the program is to encourage faculty to hire CSU graduate students as research assistants to enhance indirect-generating, externally-funded research programs.

Eligibility & Terms

This program is available to faculty members who receive externally-funded research grants (i.e., funded by federal, state, or private grantors). The GTP will pay for up to 9 credit hours per semester (up to two semesters per academic year) of tuition support (in-state PhD rate) for a student if that student's stipend is paid for by the same grant. The difference between in-state PhD tuition rate and out-of-state or MS tuition rates shall be covered from the grant or from other sources.

All of the following conditions must be met to be eligible for GTP:

  • The award must generate $25,000 or more of indirect costs per year per student.
  • The award must pay for a full graduate student stipend (20 hours per week). The stipend amount must adhere to College of Graduate Studies guidelines.
  • Any graduate student supported by GTP must be assigned 100% research duties dedicated to the grant for which GTP support was requested.
  • A GTP-supported student's time cannot be split between a research assistantship and a teaching assistantship.
  • GTP will provide support for new and existing/active grants, but will not reimburse tuition retroactively.
  • Continued GTP support is dependent on sufficient funds availability from the Provost's Office.

Application Procedure

The GTP request form must be submitted every academic year, independently, what is the duration of the grant.  
The form must be completed only for the upcoming academic year, for one or two semesters.
The form must be submitted before the start of the semester: August 1 requests for Fall/Spring and December 1 requests for Spring.

Please complete the Grant Tuition Program Form. Email completed forms to Joy Yard ( and Roman Kondratov ( in the Office of Research, indicating "GTP" in the subject line.

If you have questions, please contact Roman Kondratov at or 216-687-5171.