The Program currently offers incoming graduate students financial support for five years, including full tuition coverage, a stipend, health insurance, and a travel and research allowance of $1000 per year. Continuing support after the first year is dependent on satisfactory progress in meeting program requirements. Students receive teaching assistantships for three of their five years; in the first year and one other year, students do not TA but receive full support (ie, tuition, stipend, etc.).
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for outside funding to support their dissertation research. In recent years, our students have won highly-competitive major fellowships from the National Science Foundation; Social Science Research Council; Fulbright; American Council of Learned Societies; Mellon, Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and other funding bodies in the USA and abroad.