We have a wealth of resources that can help you excel personally and academically as a part of our Natural Sciences & Mathematics research community. Whether you need information on classes, financial aid or graduate teaching/research assistant resources, we have you covered.
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Graduate Student Representatives
Graduate Students of the Four Faculties
Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BSGSA)
The BSGSA works to provide biology graduate students with a voice in the DU community and helps organize social events and academic discussions.
President, Laurel Cepero, [email protected]
Graduate Student Resources
The Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics offers financial aid in the form of graduate teaching or research assistantships, dean's scholarships and fellowships. Some departments may offer other types of financial aid.
Grants and Fellowships
Graduate students can apply for grants and fellowships offered by different organizations that support research like the Graduate Students of the Four Faculties, but there are also external and internal funding possibilities that your department may have available.
The Office of Graduate Studies offers new student orientation before classes start. The Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics also offers orientation sessions geared specifically for students within the department. Students will be informed via email about these meetings.
Office of Graduate Studies
DU's Office of Graduate Studies provides graduate students with access to:
- Registration and Financial Resources
- Policies and Forms
- Housing and Transportation Services
- Health and Wellness Resources
- Safety Information and Resources
- Career Planning Support
- Support for Special Needs and Learning Disabilities
- Additional Campus Resources
The Veteran Services staff is the primary point of contact for any military- or veteran-related issues, concerns or questions. They are located in the Driscoll South building, room 3, directly below the bookstore and next to the Pioneer ID Card office. You can contact Mike Shay, Veteran Services Coordinator, or visit the Veteran Services website for more information.
- Frequently Used Forms
Equal Opportunity/Harassment University Policy
We're committed to creating an atmosphere of inclusion and equal opportunity for all students. Learn about the policies we've made to help ensure that happens.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Handbook and FAQ
Annual Research and Performance Summit
The DU Research and Performance Summit examines the nature of disciplinary practices and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of graduate student research. One of the benefits of presenting and attending the summit is finding out how many DU graduate students work within similar topics and research areas. This event takes place annually in April. Learn more.
View the Biological Sciences MS/PhD Handbook.
- Chemistry & Biochemistry
- Geography & The Environment
The Department of Mathematics has a limited amount of funds to support students traveling to math events. They award up to $1,500 to undergraduate students and up to $4,000 to graduate students (as a group) every academic year.
Our Graduate Student Professional Development Grants (GSPDG) provide financial support for conference presentations, exhibitions and performances, thesis and dissertation-related expenses, and travel fares.
GSFF helps graduate students fund their conference endeavors.
Health and Counseling Center
The Health and Counseling Center provides DU students with checkups and mental health services from certified professionals. Most services are free of charge for individuals covered by the DU health plan.