Research Assistantships

Serving as a research assistant (RA) is an important part of the professional development and training that Tufts offers graduate students. Research assistants are graduate students who receive a stipend as part of their training.

The skills and training acquired as an RA depend on faculty mentoring, feedback, and assessment. Faculty members supervising RAs should clearly define assistants' responsibilities at the beginning of the assistantship and provide feedback on how those responsibilities are being met. The Graduate Advising Topics and Expectations (GATE) worksheet provides a checklist of discussion points to clarify responsibilities, expectations, and processes between faculty and RAs.

The Research and Teaching Assistant Guidelines provide information and expectations for RAs at Tufts.

Learn about the Research Assistant Orientation

RA Resources

Academic Integrity Policy

Consensual Relationships Policy

Data Processing Resources (PDF)

Graduate Advising Topics and Expectations (GATE) Worksheet (PDF)

Graduate Research Excellence at Tufts Program

Graduate Student Research Competition

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Institutional Review Board

Office of Research Development

Tisch Library Research Workshops

University Research Policies