Appointment of a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR)

Sep 06, 2013 admin

Graduate Student Researcher appointments are governed by Academic Personnel Manual UCD Appendix II-B. A GSR is a graduate student who performs research related to the student’s degree program. GSRs with a 25% or greater appointment are entitled to full fee remission during the regular academic year.

Eligibility Requirements during regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring):

  • Must be registered in a minimum of 12 units during the entire period of appointment.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and be in good academic standing.
  • Any single appointment or combination of appointments normally is not to exceed half-time (50%) during the academic year.  Any single appointment may not be less than 25%.
  • Full-time graduate students in good academic standing who are not international students on an F1 or J1 visa are eligible to be appointed up to a maximum of 75% time. 

Eligibility Requirements during summer:

  • Must be a continuing graduate student
  • Incoming graduate students may be hired if they have filed a Statement of Intent to Register.

Standard dates of appointment are:

  • Fall quarter: 10/1 to 12/31
  • Winter quarter: 1/1 to 3/31
  • Spring quarter: 4/1 to 6/30
  • Summer: 7/1 to 9/30

To request the appointment of a GSR, please complete the following form:

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