Funding

  1. Ph.D. students admitted to the program with departmental financial aid are ordinarily awarded funding of $18,000 a year and $4,000 for the summer (in addition to coverage of health insurance, tuition, and fees). This level of support is guaranteed for five years, contingent on satisfactory progress. The funding package is a mixture of fellowship and TA-ship.
  2. Summer teaching is also available.
  3. Any graduate student in an Arts & Sciences department who has advanced to doctoral candidacy during the current academic year, or who has a faculty-endorsed plan for achieving candidacy prior to the Fellowship period, is eligible to apply for a Jefferson Fellowship in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Jefferson Fellows in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will receive:
  • A stipend in the amount equivalent to the recipient’s standard living support from GSAS
  • Research funds of $5,000
  • Exemption from assistantship responsibilities (i.e., GTA)
  • Health insurance
  • As with a regular fellowship, continuing support is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program.