Funding

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

A limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships are awarded yearly to selected full-time PhD candidates.  GTAships offer full tuition support, insurance, and a stipend. 

GTAship Application forms for program applicants, as well as extant program students, are available on the website, and are due by January 15th for the fall of the following year. Inquiries may be made to the PhD Program Administrator.

University Fellowships

The PhD Program may select to nominate exceptional applicants for a SIGS University Fellowship, which would ensure full funding for the entire course of study. University Fellowships are highly competitive and are administered by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Nomination from the Program Director does not guarantee selection, since the PhD Program does not control the university-wide selection process.

Students eligible for such fellowships will be notified by the PhD Program Director.