Information for Continuing Students
The GSAS offers many forms of financial support to continuing students, including fellowships, tuition awards, teaching, research, and curatorial assistantships, and summer stipends. Several named fellowships are also available for exceptionally qualified applicants. Additionally, many of our advanced students apply for and receive outside support from charitable organizations.
Please read the descriptions of awards available in your program:
How to Apply
Download and complete one of the GSAS financial support applications for your program. 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 21, 2016. Supplemental materials are due December 19, 2016.
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 (in the form of 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 (see sidebar) from the GSAS. To be eligible, you must be receiving a fellowship, TA-ship or GA-ship 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 student for the following academic year.