Funding

  1. Doctoral students are provided a full funding package of $26,000, tuition, fees, and health insurance for 5 years, contingent upon satisfactory progress. In years one and four students will be on full fellowship (no teaching duties) receiving $2,000 in monthly stipends from August 1 through May 1, and $6,000 summer support on June 1. In years two, three, and five, the $26,000 annual funding will be comprised of fellowship, teaching assistant wages, and summer support.
  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.