Funded vs. Non-Funded Trainees

Both Funded and Unfunded Trainees are prestigious positions:

  • Recognized as a Trainee by the NSF
  • Have the same expectations and qualify to participate in all aspects of the program.
  • Both are eligible for departmental support from their home program in lieu of NRT funding.

Funded Trainees:

  • Receive $34,000 stipend annually for up to two years.
  • Qualify for the Auburn graduate out-of-state tuition fellowship and instate-tuition.
  • Have a set amount of their semester Auburn service fees paid.
  • Must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.