Limited numbers of Graduate Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) are available through the Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology. The GTA positions are provided on a semester-by-semester basis and generally require the recipient to assist in teaching laboratory courses in the core curriculum of the undergraduate Microbiology major. The GRA positions are generally supported by research grants acquired by the major professor and are provided during semesters when the student does not have formal teaching assistant duties. Since faculty support is required, applicants are accepted only upon commitment of a Micro faculty member to provide supplemental financial support to assure successful completion of the graduate degree. Micro students may also apply for a wide range of graduate student scholarships and fellowships offered by the University of Arizona.