Financial Aid for PhD Students
PhD students are supported by a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching stipends for five years, as long as they maintain satisfactory progress in the program. Students are encouraged to seek both teaching and research experience. All students recommended for admission to the Joint PhD Program are offered a fellowship package for the first five academic years of study.
Students are strongly encouraged to seek out fellowships from external sources. The Rackham Fellowships office provides a comprehensive list of university and non-university sources for graduate students. Visit Rackham’s website for more information.
Fellowships from external sources often offer very generous multi-year packages of support. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may especially wish to investigate the:
Several additional fellowships are open to U.S. minority applicants: