GSR Compensation

The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group is committed to supporting its current students and attracting the very best new students into our program. In accordance with policies on graduate student compensation set forth by the Office of Graduate Studies, and in light of cost of living estimates made by the UC Davis Financial Aid Office, the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group offers the following plan for GSR appointments for students affiliated with the group:

As of October 1, 2015, the compentation is set as:


Graduate Students who have not passed PhD Qualifying Exam
48% GSR III, Academic year $15,702
100% GSR III, Summer $ 10,905
Total $26,607

Graduate Students who have passed PhD Qualifying Exam
48% GSR IV, Academic Year $16,960
100% GSR IV, Summer $11,778
Total $28,738

Graduate students paid as a 48% GSR are expected to perform 19 hours per week of work directly on the research activities related to the grant that is paying for the position.  Time spent working on HYD299 units may not be counted toward these hours, as coursework constitutes the other 50% of graduate student time and are in addition to the paid hours.  Graduate students paid as a 100% GSR are expected to perform 40 hours per week of work directly on the research activities related to the grant that is paying for the position.  This plan is identical to compensation plans of the two other graduate groups in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources: Soils and Biogeochemistry as well as Atmospheric Science.