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Bryn Mawr College
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Renewing Financial Support

What We Offer

The GSAS offers many forms of financial support to continuing students, including fellowships, tuition awards, teaching, research, and curatorial assistantships, and summer stipends. We also have several named fellowships for exceptionally qualified applicants, the details of which are listed below. Not all forms of financial support are available to students in every program.

How to Apply

Download and complete one of the GSAS financial support applications below.  Applications for some awards require a supplemental application or materials.  Please read the descriptions of awards carefully to determine what is required.

The deadline for support applications is November 17, 2014
(Supplemental materials* due December 19, 2014)

Information and Forms for Continuing Students in:

Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art Graduate Group in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
Clinical Developmental Psychology Russian

Things to Keep in Mind

  • All continuing students must complete a GSAS financial support application each year, even if holding a fellowship that is guaranteed for multiple years
  • The School, as represented by Graduate Council, has a policy of approving up to seven years of GSAS financial support (including Tuition waivers) in order to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. degree
  • Tuition waivers (course units, Units of Supervised Work, and Continuing Enrollment) are a form of financial support and must be included in your yearly application for financial support.  They also must match your registration for the semester in which they are intended.  If you register differently from your award, a bill will be generated for those units that have not been awarded to you.  If a change is needed after an award has been made, your Graduate Advisor should contact the GSAS office on your behalf
  • Summer stipends are for the purpose of assisting students in furthering their research for the M.A. or Ph.D. degree. Some award packages include a guaranteed summer stipend, others do not.  However, eligible students may apply for a summer stipend from the GSAS.  To be eligible, you must be receiving a fellowship, TAship or GAship during the academic year.  Summer stipends will be awarded subject to the availability of funds.  Note that any summer stipend is contingent upon enrolling as a full- or part-time students for the following academic year.

 

For Students in the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art

 

Application form for students in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) Fellowships typically carry stipends of $18,500, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester, and may be guaranteed for multiple years.

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships carry stipends of $18,500, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to two units per semester, and are awarded for one year, usually to advanced students. Two units per semester is the maximum course load permitted to a TA or GA.  Assistantships provide stipends in exchange for a maximum of 17.5 hours of work per week in departmentally assigned teaching (TA) duties or non-teaching (GA) duties. 

Curatorial Internships are available for advanced students, and can be applied to either a semester or a summer.  They carry stipends of $9,250, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award of one unit if needed.  Curatorial internships applied during a semester permit up to 17.5 hours per week working on supervised projects.  Projects are based either in the Bryn Mawr College Collections or in one of five participating institutions. Supplemental application materials are required for these awards (see below).  Applications will be reviewed by the steering committee of the Graduate Group, which will nominate up to four students for each award to the Committee on Graduate Awards. Read more about the Curatorial Internship program.

Application form for Curatorial Internship

Named Fellowships

Endowment Who is Eligible? Supplemental Materials Required? Availability
Bryne Rubel Grant Ph.D. candidates in Latin, Greek or Archaeology No.  Faculty in the student’s home program nominate candidates for this award. The Bryne Rubel Grant is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one grant in years when funds permit.
Bryne Rubel Travel Fellowship Ph.D. candidates in Latin, Greek or Archaeology studying outside the United States, or for students in Latin resident at Bryn Mawr Yes.  All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their research advisor and a short proposal describing how the Bryne-Rubel Fellowship will further their dissertation research goals. The Bryne Rubel Fellowship is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one or two fellowships in years when funds permit.
Doris Sill Carland Fellowship Advanced students from all Ph.D. granting programs who have had some experience as a Teaching Assistant No.  Faculty in the student’s home program will nominate candidates for this award based, in part, on strong teaching evaluations. The Theodore Ely Grant is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one grant in years when funds permit.
Theodore N. Ely Grant Ph.D. candidates in Archaeology or History of Art No.  Faculty in the student’s home program nominate candidates for this award. The Theodore Ely Grant is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one grant in years when funds permit.
Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship Applicants and continuing students from all Ph.D. granting programs who are from countries other than the U.S. and who hold temporary resident status. No.  Faculty may nominate applicants and continuing students for this fellowship and continuing students may self-nominate by checking the box on the GSAS financial support application. The GSAS will generally award one Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship per year.
Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship Ph.D. candidates in Archaeology or History of Art Yes.  Applicants must submit a proposal detailing how the Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship will enhance their research for the dissertation.  A faculty letter of recommendation is also required.  The Workman Fellowship is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one fellowship in years when funds permit.

 

Bryne Rubel Grant

Bryne Rubel Travel Fellowship

Doris Sill Carland Fellowship

Theodore N. Ely Grant

Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship

Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities

Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship

For Students in Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics

Application for students in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

Teaching Assistantships carry stipends of $18,500, a health insurance subsidy, a summer stipend and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to two units per semester, and are available to students from their first year onward.  Two units per semester is the maximum course load permitted to a TA.  Teaching Assistantships provide stipends in exchange for a maximum of 17.5 hours of work per week in departmentally assigned teaching (TA) duties.

Research Fellowships carry stipends of $18,500, a health insurance subsidy, a summer stipend and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester, and are available to advanced students.  One research fellowship is available in each of the three programs per year.

Dean's Fellowships carry stipends up to $18,500 (including a health insurance subsidy) and a summer stipend of $5,000. They are intended for students in the final year of dissertation work.

Named Fellowships

Doris Sill Carland Fellowship

Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship

For Students in Clinical Developmental Psychology

Application for students in Clinical Developmental Psychology

Students in the program in Clinical Developmental Psychology are eligible for a financial support package of Tuition Awards that ultimately cover two-thirds of the required tuition costs, and full or partial teaching assistantships.  For details, please contact the program Graduate Advisor.

For Students in Russian

Application for students in Russian

Students in the program in Russian are eligible for a financial support package that includes a Tuition Award.  Interested students may apply for a teaching assistantship. For details, please contact the program Graduate Advisor.