PSA Students and Campus Partners

PSA Partners

About

The Professional Service Assistantship Program pursues nonprofit, for profit, and private Partners in the state of Louisiana to develop sponsored research and project plans that accelerate innovation through a mutually beneficial relationship. Such partnerships allow participating departments, qualified students, intellectual property, university resources, and additional assets to support research interests of the Partner.

Once interest is expressed by a potential partner, PSA staff initiates contact with both the Partner and participating department. PSA staff is responsible for convening collaborators to explore mutual needs, identify students, and close contractual relationships compliant with university regulations and policies. 

All collaborators are required to utilize LSU's contracting process and inform PSA staff of any changes to the agreement. 

PSA Partnership Assistance

  • Provide advice and support to build an effective partnership
  • Make initial contact on behalf of potential partner to participating department
  • Provide logistical support for meetings and contracting, as necessary
  • Ensure contracts are aligned with LSU's broader policies and goals
  • Project management support to monitor and maintain scope of work and deadlines

Sponsorship Package A

Graduate Tuition Waiver (GSTA) Recruiting Program for Traditionally Underrepresented Students

To increase recruitment and funding of graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds by combining college funds with sponsorship funds to expand the number of graduate assistantships in academic programs that have initiated formal strategies to increase diversity.

Qualified applicants from underrepresented groups, including race/ethnicity and country of origin. An underrepresented country is generally defined as a country that has four or less students enrolled in graduate school at LSU.

$23,000 (stipend)

Sponsorship Package B

Internship-Based Recruiting Program

Provide funding opportunities for graduate students in graduate degree programs that require an internship for degree completion to expand the number of graduate assistantships in academic programs.

Qualified applicants in degree programs that require an internship towards degree completion based on LSU Graduate School assistantship eligibility requirements. 

$23,000 (stipend) + $8,740 (tuition remission) = $31,740

Sponsorship Package C

Traditional PSA Recruiting Program

To increase funding opportunities for graduate students by combining college funds with sponsorship funds to expand the number of graduate assistantships in academic programs.

Qualified applicants based on LSU Graduate School assistantship eligibility requirements.

$23,000 (stipend) + $8,740 (tuition remission) + $5,980 (F&A Rate) = $37,720

Participating Colleges and Instructional Units

Our PSA Program is excited to welcome its inaugural group of participating units, which are matched below with their respective sponsorship packages.  

College  Participating Departments Sponsorship Package A: 
$23,000
Sponsorship Package B: 
$31,740
Sponsorship Package C: 
$37,720
College of Agriculture Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising X   X
College of Art and Design  School of Architecture  X X X
College of Engineering Biological and Agricultural Engineering  X X X
College of Human Sciences and Education

LSU School of Education
School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

 

X

 

X

 

X

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Geography and  Anthropology  X   X
College of Music and Dramatic Arts School of Music
School of Theatre
X X X
Manship School of Mass Communication

Strategic Communication
Mass Communication 
Media and Public Affairs


X


X


X

Cost Breakdown

  • Graduate Salary: $2,556 per month ($23,000 total for a 9-month academic appointment)
  • Tuition Remission (38%): $8,740
  • F&A Costs: Dependent on Sponsor and Project Type
Stipend Tuition Remission Sponsor Project Type Rate F&A (waived) Total Costs
$23,000 $8,740 State /Local Research 26% $5,980 $37,720
$23,000 $8,740 State /Local Instruction 26% $5,980 $37,720
$23,000 $8,740 State /Local Public Service 26% $5,980 $37,720
$23,000 $8,740 State /Local Off-campus 26% $5,980 $37,720

 

Rates are applicable per one graduate student professional student.