Because our PhD candidates complete extensive individualized research, we want you to complete your degree with the fewest possible interruptions, thus allowing you to move on to industry or academia expeditiously. Most of our doctoral students enroll full-time and are funded for five years. Funding includes a competitive fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship, and health insurance benefits. All doctoral candidates teach some semesters as part of their academic program, with the type and number of teaching assignments varying by degree program. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will work with you to help you to realize the greatest return on your educational investment.

All awards are contingent on the conditions set out annually in the University Bulletin, including (but not limited to) satisfactory academic progress and changes in student status.

External Funding

Brandeis Campus in Spring

Applying for external grants, fellowships, and awards is an increasingly important skill across fields–and this year, GSAS students truly showed it! Over twenty GSAS students, who came from all four divisions, received external grants and awards this year. Our student grant recipients range from first-year students to those who are hard at work on their dissertations, proving that it is never too early to start applying to grants or too late to benefit from them. The GSAS staff is very proud of these students’ accomplishments, research, and hard work. Click the link in the article title to see profiles of students who submitted their achievements to GSAS.