Graduate Research Assistantships

 Graduate Research Assistantships

Assistantships provide stipends and tuition waivers for up to 20 hours or service each week. Students with graduate assistantships also participate in the student health insurance program, for which the university and the college provide premium cost offsets each term. Prospective and current students interested in pursuing graduate assistant positions should contact their program director.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) with annual stipends are available for award to M.A. students. GRAs normally involve working with a faculty member as his or her research assistant or with a local preservation-based entity for ten hours a week during the academic year in return for a monthly stipend and tuition waiver.

If you are interested in obtaining a GRA in the Heritage Preservation program, select the option on the main online application.

You may fill out the GRA Application online or request a paper copy of the application form:

Department of History
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4117
Atlanta GA 30302-4117

Applications for a Graduate Research Assistantship should be submitted by February 15th.
Decisions are generally made in mid-June.

Places Where Students Have Interned:

Atlanta History Center
National Archives Southeastern Branch
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
National Park Service
Georgia Power Archives
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division
Center for Puppetry Arts
DeKalb History Center
Smith Gilbert Gardens
Coca-Cola Archives
Southern Music Foundation
Easements Atlanta
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Oakland Cemetery
Lord Aeck Sargent
Fox Theatre Institute



Graduate fellowships are offered through several of the university’s interdisciplinary area of focus programs, include the following initiatives based in Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit the program website or contact the program director(s).

Jenny Thurston Fellowship and Award in Heritage Preservation: Annual award and internship, with the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, for an outstanding historic preservationist in Atlanta.

Margaret Ewing Endowment in Family Oral Histories: This fund provides a fellowship to a graduate student who is interested in pursuing research on family histories, preferably oral histories. This fund was created by William Pate (M.A., Communication, 1985) in memory of his cousin, Margaret Ewing, who had a specific interest in family history and studied the history of the Pate family.