Stipend Increase Announced for Graduate Students at the UNC Chapel Hill

A stipend increase is coming to the graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill).Unc Chapel Hill

The announcement was made by UNC Chapel Hill Provost Dr. Chris Clemens at a Nov. 4 Faculty Council meeting.

The proposed one-time increase – which would be in addition to a $1,000 increase to the minimum stipend that has already been approved – does not have a specific figure or date.

“We will not get all the way to our shared goal in one jump, but it is my hope we will soon be able to announce a big step in the right direction,” Clemens said.

Theodore Nollert, president of the Graduate and Professional School Government, advocated for pay targets of $16,000 for master’s employees and $25,000 for doctoral student employees. The council unanimously agreed to support an increase in minimum stipends and on a plan to provide regular pay increases for graduate students.

Additionally at the Faculty Council, the upcoming Master of Applied Professional Studies program and emerging pathogens center were discussed. Changes in leadership terms were also approved.