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The PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in finance is a research-oriented program designed to prepare students for professions in the academic and business communities. The program is an intensive course of study in the theory and empirical analysis of finance. Coursework is designed to introduce the student to all essential areas of finance, but the responsibility for mastering the material lies with the student. To be successful in this program, students must be committed to the highest level of academic achievement. A combination of classroom instruction, seminars, independent studies, and individual work with faculty prepares the student for continued research in the field of finance.

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The PhD program at LSU, similar to most research-oriented schools, has three distinct phases: (1) coursework, (2) general exams and (3) the writing of a dissertation and passing its oral defense. Each of these areas is covered in more detail below.

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Program of Study At the beginning of the program the student completes a "program of study." This official document outlines the intended coursework. Its purpose is to inform the student of exactly what courses will be required and how long the entire program will take to complete.

Establishing a Program of Study The program of study is initiated in the student's second semester. The program of study is determined by the doctoral advisor and the student. Once the student and the doctoral advisor have agreed on a program of study, an advisory committee, which oversees this program, is formed. Normally, the doctoral advisor chairs this committee and a representative from the student's minor field is also a member of this committee.

Making Changes in the Program of Study Frequently, changes in a program of study become necessary for a variety of reasons: scheduling conflicts, program changes, course numbering changes, etc. When such changes become necessary, the student must get the permission of the doctoral advisor in finance and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

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The second major phase of the PhD program is the general examination. A request for the general examination must be submitted to the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School by the chairman of the examining committee at least three weeks prior to the proposed examination date. At this time any changes in the program of study are noted and a 'Request for Change in the Program of Study for the Doctoral Degree' form is submitted by the college.

Timing of the General Exam Students who have completed all coursework in their major are eligible to take the general exam. This would normally be after the end of the fall semester of the third year of the program. The exam may not be taken while a student is currently taking a major course in the program of study or if an "Incomplete" grade is outstanding on major coursework. Under unusual circumstances and upon approval of the department and Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School, a student may take the exam while taking coursework in an area outside of finance or while taking a finance course not in his/her program of study.

The department requires a student to take the exam at the first opportunity of eligibility. Students seeking to defer the exam must petition, in writing, the chair of the finance department for permission. The petition must clearly state the reason for the requested deferral. An unexcused absence from a scheduled general exam is counted as a failure. Permission is not normally granted for postponement except in extraordinary circumstances. The general exams are customarily given during January. Under special circumstances, the exam may be offered at other times, by student petition.

What the General Exam Covers The general exam covers the entire field of finance and is not course specific. It is quite common for material not covered in the classroom to be included on the general exam. Students are expected to be familiar with the current literature and to be able to integrate their knowledge of finance.

General Examination Procedures The general examination is a written rigorous test of the student's grasp of the field of finance. Although the exact procedures for administering the exam may change from time to time, currently the General Exam is a six-hour in-class exam. Specific instructions are handed out prior to each General Examination.

The department chair assembles an examining committee of from 4 to 6 members, and designates a committee chair. All members of the examining committee are members (associate or full) of the graduate faculty. The role of the examining committee is to evaluate and vote on each exam. Only committee members have a vote on the exam, although all finance department members may submit questions for the exam, grade the exam and participate in discussions regarding performance on the exam. The general exam is blind-graded by the examining committee.

There are three possible outcomes of the general exam. One, the student may be deemed by the committee to have passed. For a student to pass the examination there may not be more than one dissenting vote. Two, for students who pass marginally, or for those students who perform poorly only on a certain portion of the exam, the committee may impose an additional examination. In these cases, the additional requirements are considered an integral part of the general exam and the student is not considered to have passed or failed until the additional requirements have been met. Three, the student may fail the general exam. Consequences of Failing the Examination

Students who fail the general examination are not permitted to take it again until the next scheduled offering. Sufficiently poor performance on the General Exam results in the revocation of the student's assistantship/fellowship. No one is permitted to take the general examination more than two times.

Time Limit No less than one academic year must elapse between the passing of the general examination and the completion of all requirements for the PhD degree. Programs for the doctoral degree must be completed within seven years from the time a student is classified as a doctoral student (GRAD7). This time limit may not be exceeded except by special permission of the dean of the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School. Despite this Graduate School time limit, it is unusual for assistantship support to extend beyond four years.

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The third and final requirement for the PhD degree is the writing of a dissertation and the passage of a final, oral examination. The dissertation must be a contribution to knowledge in its particular area and must demonstrate a mastery of research techniques, ability to do original and independent research and skill in formulating conclusions that in some way enlarge upon or modify accepted ideas.

The Dissertation Advisory Committee A dissertation advisory committee must be formed prior to the start of writing of the dissertation. This committee consists of at least four members (at least two of these must be full members) of the graduate faculty from the finance department and at least one member from the student's minor field. The advisory committee is formed by the student with the assistance of the PhD advisor. Normally the chair of this advisory committee must be a full member of the graduate faculty; however, under special circumstances including the approval of the department chair, the advisory committee may be chaired by an associate member of the graduate faculty.

The Dissertation Proposal Before officially beginning the dissertation, the student must prepare and successfully defend a written proposal. This proposal includes a description of (a) the intended research, (b) its place in the literature, and, (c) if empirical, sources of data, method of analysis and expected results. The formal defense is before the student's dissertation advisory committee and is open to the public. The purpose of the formal defense is to provide feedback and guidance to the student regarding the topic, method and quality of the proposed dissertation. Customarily the committee will have amendments and other requirements that must be added to the proposal before its final approval. The chairman of the committee indicates to the student the results of the proposal defense and, if the topic is approved, all additional requirements. A completed dissertation is one that, in the opinion of the committee, satisfies the plan of work described in the approved proposal, incorporating all amendments.

Composition of the Final Examining Committee The Dean of the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School appoints the final examining committee, consisting of the student's dissertation advisory committee, and one or more additions, as representatives of the university graduate faculty.

Final Examination The final examination is the formal defense of the completed dissertation. Although the exam is normally conducted as an oral test primarily concerned with the dissertation and related problems, the examining committee determines procedures. Content may extend into subject matter related to major and minor fields even though well-removed from topics suggested by the dissertation. For the student to pass the final exam there shall not be more than one dissenting vote.

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The procedures for admission to the PhD program differ depending on whether the student is currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at LSU or not. Students currently enrolled at LSU in a graduate degree program have already been admitted by the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School, and these students need only apply for admission through the College of Business and the Department of Finance. All other students must make a formal application for admission through the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate ​​School.

The admissions procedures require that each student submit credentials to the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School. The critical decision regarding admission is made by a departmental committee. Please note that the departmental committee will not consider students whose file with the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School is incomplete.

The PhD advisor for the program will not “pre-screen” an applicant’s credentials to estimate the likelihood of admission into the program should the applicant decide to formally apply. See the “Admission Standards” section below. Students are admitted to the program each semester. Although it is possible to apply for admission beginning in the spring term, most students begin in the fall, and the program of study is designed around a student entering for this term. Generally a student must have his/her admission file complete by February 15 for admission the following fall. Some students may be admitted after this date; however, most assistantship awards are made shortly after February 15.

General Admission Requirements

Admission to the PhD program is awarded on the basis of evidence of academic achievements and promise. Admission decisions are made only after receipt of all credentials, which include the following items:

A campus visit to meet with the PhD advisor and finance faculty is strongly encouraged. This visit is at the applicant's expense and is arranged through the PhD advisor.

Note: Do not send registered mail that requires a signature form from the post office. Either send by regular mail or by an express carrier.

Admission Standards

Regular admission is considered for applicants who exceed the following minimum requirements:

It should be noted that these are minimum admission criteria and the satisfaction of these standards does not necessarily imply admission is assured. Other factors, such as the applicant's research interests and successful completion of graduate courses, the composition of the graduate faculty, the availability of support resources, and the ability of the program to support additional students also weigh in the admission decision.

English Language Competency

Upon arrival on campus and before registration, international applicants (except those who are citizens of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, certain Caribbean islands, or the United Kingdom) must take the LSU Comprehensive English Language Test. If the test indicates a deficiency in English, the student is required to register for the appropriate courses. In the case of a major deficiency in English, the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School may require postponement of enrollment in graduate courses until proficiency is demonstrated. Graduate assistants are also required to participate in a speech interview.

Philosophy Concerning Assistantships Assistantship duties are an integral part of the PhD program and are treated as such. When the assistantship involves research work, the student uses this opportunity to develop and hone research skills. These skills are critical to a successful academic career. When the assistantship involves teaching, the student uses this opportunity to develop classroom skills and to enhance his/her understanding of finance. Because of the importance placed on the skills earned through assistantships, it is not common for a student to be admitted into the program without either a fellowship or an assistantship. Those students that are not awarded an assistantship are strongly encouraged to form a mentoring relationship with a faculty member.

Application for Assistantships All assistantship decisions are made after a student's full application package has been received. If the selection committee decides to pursue a particular student, a representative from the Department of Finance will contact the student via email with an assistantship application.

Size of Assistantship Awards Awards are competitive and their continuation depends on satisfactory assistantship performance as well as acceptable academic performance. Performance includes, but is not limited to, grades, research papers, progress toward the degree, and sitting for the general exam when eligible. Currently the awards are $20,000 for the academic year. Supplementary stipends up to $3,000 per academic year may be awarded in exceptional cases. Summer support of approximately $2,500 may also be available, but is not guaranteed. Students on assistantship pay no tuition or non-resident fees.

Responsibilities of Graduate Assistants Assistantships are typically twenty (20) hour per week assignments. Graduate assistants with teaching duties usually teach two sections of one undergraduate course. Graduate assistants with research duties are assigned to one or two faculty. In addition to these duties, graduate assistants may be assigned other duties by the PhD advisor or department chairman, such as work during the week of registration. All PhD students are expected to teach at least one semester during their program of study.

Performance Reviews At the end of each semester the doctoral advisor conducts a review of the performance of each doctoral student. The review consists of an evaluation of the student's classroom and assistantship performance. Any student who is not performing satisfactorily is notified and if performance does not improve, the assistantship may be revoked. It should be noted that, although the Graduate School considers a student with a 3.00 grade point average to be in good standing, the Department of Finance encourages students to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5. A year-end performance review is in writing and becomes part of the student's record.

Board of Regent Graduate Fellowships Applicants who are U.S. citizens may be eligible for a Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship (BRGF). A BRGF award entitles a student to $16,000 per year plus an amount equal to tuition and fees for up to four years of study. Students holding fellowships are not required to perform normal assistantship duties. However, all students are encouraged to work closely with faculty in the development of research projects. As with an assistantship, fellowship holders are expected to teach at least one semester during their program of study. More information can be obtained from the Department of Finance PhD student advisor.

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Don Chance Finance Professor & James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies

When he took a job at a regional bank, Don Chance never expected that he would one day be the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Professor Chance’s research focuses on foreign exchange risk management, dividend rights as executive compensation, the performance of random securities analysts, the measurement of alphas from option strategies, corporate boasting, and companies that move from the NYSE to the Nasdaq. He is also involved in developing and authorship the derivatives and risk management curriculum in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. In 2015, he received the C. Stewart Shepard Award for his many years of service to the CFA Institute in the development of its educational programs.


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PhD Scholarships and Support

We provide PhD Scholarships that are designed to support the research of the AXA Chair in Global Finance - Professor Victor Murinde, in the School of Finance and Management, at SOAS University of London. We also support our PhD students to participate in a full range of workshops, conferences and other training programmes.

CGF PhD Scholarship Holder

Ms maryam sholevar   (2017/2018).

Maryam Sholevar has both academic and business experiences over a broad range of topics in the realm of banking and finance. She holds a BSc in Natural Resources and an MBA, during which she focused on analysing the customer loyalty. Before joining SOAS Centre for Global Finance under the AXA Chair PhD Scholarship (2017/2018), she worked as a lecturer in Jimma University where she received several awards of appreciation for her novel teaching methods.

She is under supervision of Laurence Harris, Christine Oughton and Victor Murinde. Her research has an emphasis on understanding the impact of financial literacy on strengthening Financial Inclusion (FI) in low-income countries. 


Ms Maryam Sholevar will tell you about her successful experience at the Summer School of Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Growth. READ HERE

Scholarships and funding

A number of scholarships and funded projects for new students beginning their PhD programme will be available.

For those looking to join our research programmes from September 2023 or later, details of our new scholarship opportunities will be advertised from late November.

We seek to award scholarships to the best applicants, based primarily on academic merit. All scholarship applicants must follow the instructions on how to apply for each scholarship.

Awardees of external scholarships which cover tuition fees may not be considered for the scholarships we offer.

Please note: For all scholarships, we strongly advise that you submit your programme application at least 2 weeks before the scholarship closing date . If applying for the scholarship requires you to submit an application using the University of Edinburgh Scholarship Portal, you will not be able to access this until you have applied for our doctoral programme.

Edinburgh Doctoral College and Business School Scholarships

A number of fully funded scholarships are available for any area of study within the doctoral programme.

EDC and Business School Scholarships

College Research Awards

The Business School will be offering 1 College Research Scholarship for students joining in September 2023.

ESRC Open Competition

We welcome applications from students interested in joining us on a PhD (3 year) or a Masters by Research and PhD (1+3 year) programme.

University of Edinburgh Business School Doctoral Scholarship

A number of fully-funded scholarships are available for study within the Business School doctoral programmes.

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Carnegie PhD Scholarships

The Carnegie Trust offers a number of scholarships each year to academically excellent candidates who are intending to study on a PhD programme at any University in Scotland.

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The Trudeau Scholarship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation are offering doctoral scholarships to Canadian citizens who are full-time first or second year students registered (or in the process of registering) in a doctoral programme outside Canada.

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University of Edinburgh tuition fee alumni scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers two tuition fee scholarship schemes for alumni of the University.

Graduate scholarship scheme

The University is currently offering a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Alumni (visiting undergraduate) scholarship scheme

The University of Edinburgh offers a 10% scholarship in postgraduate degree tuition fees for all students who have previously matriculated on a "Visiting Programme" as an undergraduate student and completed a minimum of one semester of study at the University of Edinburgh.

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A number of options are available for student loan funding, for both UK, EU, and international students. A range of options can be found on the University's Financial Support site . In addition, a new postgraduate doctoral loan has been announced by the UK government.

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These fully funded Ph.D. programs are in fields like psychology, nursing, business and computer science.

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Students interested in graduate research in various fields, from public health and English to computer science and engineering, have numerous options for Ph.D. programs that offer full funding. These programs typically provide waived tuition and fees, as well as an annual stipend. Some also offer health insurance and other benefits. But gaining admittance into these small cohorts can be highly competitive, and the programs themselves can be time-consuming . Read on to learn more.

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Anthropology Ph.D. students at the University of Chicago can receive funding for up to nine years of study, assuming they are in good standing at the university. During that time, doctoral students will receive a full-tuition scholarship plus health insurance and a living stipend, and they can apply for external fellowships.

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Up to three fully funded scholarships are available for a topic in the Accounting and Finance area.


Applicants should have:

The major areas of interest in current staff research are as follows:

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The award will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, at the following rates:

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to our teaching programmes during their second and third years of the scholarship.

How to Apply

You must submit your  online application  for the PhD programme by the scholarship closing date. Please note you will not be able to access the scholarship application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh.

The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd, our web-based information portal. We recommend you follow the  scholarship application guidance .

When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name (UUN) and password. If you require assistance, please see the University’s  Student Systems support pages  or contact our  Admissions Team .

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The Melbourne Business School Doctoral Program in Finance has the largest and most well-developed set of doctoral subjects on offer in Australia. Taught by the Department of Finance , which is internationally recognised for its world-class research and research training and augmented by visitors from the world's top finance programs.

The Doctoral Program in Finance is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD.

Generous scholarships are available for high achieving applicants, including full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD 34,400 per year (2023 RTP rate).

Research conference travel funding of AUD$10,000 is available to all confirmed PhD candidates.

Graduate Research candidates are provided with funding and encouraged to submit papers to prominent local and international finance journals and conferences. Students are also encouraged to apply for tutoring positions within the Department throughout their candidature.

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If you’re an international student looking for PhD scholarships, consider the US. With over 4,000 universities and six different time zones across 50 states, the US is one of the most popular study destinations in the world. Three main reasons why the US continues to attract PhD students despite their geographical location (usually taking up to two days to arrive from elsewhere) and high living costs as befits a developed nation, are outlined below.

Firstly, the US is home to many world-class universities with robust global  rankings – some of them are even in the top 100 world universities. Even though ranking is not an all-important reason to choose a university to do a PhD, it makes sense to study in one of the world’s best-ranked universities, and where else but to choose the US.

Secondly, the US PhD takes a longer time than PhDs in other countries. This is not necessarily a bad thing because when the US PhD takes up to five years or longer to complete, you will have more time to adjust, settle in and eventually thrive in your studies.

Finally, students doing their PhDs in the US are almost guaranteed to have a tuition fee waiver. They will get a stipend from the university for the entire duration of their studies as well, which makes for an attractive incentive.

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However, if you want to get this funded PhD in the US, especially in the top-ranked universities, it is always a good idea to apply as early as possible before their deadlines. If you miss the scholarship deadline, you can still apply and be accepted for the PhD.

Here is a list of US PhD scholarships and stipends that will help you achieve your dream of studying in the US.

PhD Scholarship 1: University of Idaho

As one of the top 100 for the best value in the US, the University of Idaho is a great choice to do your PhD, thanks to the low cost of living and tuition fees. The College of Graduate Studies has several knowledgeable staff who can advise you on the wide array of financial aid resources as well.

You need to have a relevant master’s degree to be able to apply for this scholarship by Apr. 1, 2022. Besides the scholarship application, you have to submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay or a two to five-minute video that describes your aspirations to conduct projects, research or other opportunities to increase intercultural understanding.

PhD Scholarship 2: University of Colorado Boulder

As one of 36 US public research institutions in the Association of American Universities – an elite group of recognised research universities – the University of Colorado Boulder has many enviable rankings such as being the first university to have a STARS Gold for sustainability. Their warm student-centred campus community ensures you will not feel out of place.

The Incoming Graduate Student Fellowship – with a Feb. 11, 2022 deadline under the Centre for Humanities and the Arts – will cover up to 18 credits of tuition per semester, student fees, health insurance as well as a first-year stipend equivalent to a 50% Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment. You must be enroled as a doctoral student and working in the humanities or arts.

PhD Scholarship 3: Vanderbilt University 

Thanks to an innovative mix of immersive learning, integrated research and collaborative culture, Vanderbilt University is ranked the country’s #14 National University, and #1 for its education, nursing and audiology graduate programmes (US World and News Report 2021). Their location in Nashville, Tennessee allows students to enjoy a world-class city experience in a small college-feel town.

Qualified PhD applicants can apply for the University Graduate Fellowship by Jan. 15, 2022 in order to be nominated by their department. They will receive a stipend of up to US$5,000 for up to three years of their PhD studies.

PhD Scholarship 4 and 5: Washington University in St. Louis

Founded in 1853 in St. Louis, Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis attracts over 15,500 students from 100 countries and all 50 US states. They are well-known for being among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, patient care and service to society.

Below are two scholarships – both with a deadline of Jan. 25, 2022 – offered to students wanting to apply to the Graduate School, Washington University in St. Louis:

Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship

Graduate students with strong academic records, and a keen interest in diversity and service can apply for this Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship where they will receive academic, professional and personal support. You need to have a US undergraduate degree and have a desire to become a college or university professor.

Fellowship winners enjoy an annual stipend of US$36,720 (2021-22 rate), full tuition coverage, an educational allowance of US$1,500 and priority housing. 

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study

This Fellowship – co-sponsored by the University and the Monticello College Foundation – is especially created to encourage more women to take up graduate study, and serve society afterwards.

The successful recipients will receive an annual stipend worth US$36,720 and a US$600 travel award besides full tuition remission throughout their programme.

PhD Scholarship 6: University of Minnesota Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is well recognised as one of the most famous public research universities in the US. Over 50,000 students study at this university, which spans five campuses including the main Twin Cities campus.

The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship Programme is available for exceptional research graduate students with diverse life and educational backgrounds who are underrepresented within graduate programmes.

They need to be nominated first by the Director of Graduate Studies in their respective graduate programme; they will get a stipend worth US$25,000, academic tuition for up to 14 graduate-rate credits per semester, health insurance subsidy and dental care.

PhD Scholarship 7: University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin – ranked as the top public university in Texas (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019) – has other high rankings including being #14 Public University (US News and World Report 2019). Their global world ranking is #67 (QS World University Rankings 2022) as well.

Through this Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellows Programme Fellowship , recruited talented students are envisioned to share their knowledge and success with future generations. A stipend of US$40,000 for 12 months, tuition and required fees, an allowance for student medical insurance, and US$2,000 for miscellaneous expenses make up this generous funding package; the deadline is Jan. 24, 2022.

The following universities and institutions have not indicated any deadlines for their graduate fellowships, but you can contact them for further information.

PhD Scholarship 8: University of Oregon

As a Tier-One National Public Research University and being the top public university in Oregon (for first-year retention and graduation rates), the University of Oregon attracts over 22,000 students. It has nine schools and colleges. 

The International Cultural Service Programme is an annual tuition waiver scholarship ranging from US$9,000 to US$35,000 for up to 15 credits per term. Winners are required to do cultural service in the form of presentations about their home country to children, community organisations and the university’s students and faculty.

PhD Scholarships 9 and 10: East-West Centre

The East-West Centre , established by the US Congress in 1960, is a nonprofit organisation acting as a US-based institution for public diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. Located adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the centre’s Honolulu campus spans 21 acres.

Below are two Fellowships – established since 1999 through the Y. S. Lee Family Endowed Fellowship Fund and worth US$5,000 each – available for graduate students.

Wing-tsit Chan Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Philosophy

For students interested in Chinese philosophy, they can apply for this fellowship. They need to be nominated by the UHM Philosophy Department and selected by a committee that includes representatives from the East-West Centre’s Education Programme, the department’s Graduate Committee, and a member of the UH Center for Chinese Studies Executive Committee.

Ah Kin (Buck) Yee Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Studies

The recipient should ideally have been accepted for full-time graduate study in any field of Chinese studies. You need to apply via the University of Hawaii’s Student Scholarships website.

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A doctorate is a significant investment, but it’s within reach thanks to thousands of scholarships and grants available. Find dozens of opportunities right here, and learn how to apply for the money you need.

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Earning your doctorate is a major investment. In addition to time and energy, you need to pay for tuition, fees, and a host of other expenses that go along with it. Yet with thousands of funding options out there, the commitment doesn’t have to put your bank account to the test. Scholarships and grants can defray many of the grad school costs, and put that PhD or professional doctorate within reach. Use this guide to take your first step with funding.

Grants and scholarships are financial aid recipients don’t need to pay back. In general, grants are need-based while scholarships are based on character or merit.

For graduate students, particularly PhD and doctoral candidates, scholarships are often career specific. In contrast, undergraduate scholarships are usually open-ended and merit based. PhD scholarships sometimes include teaching requirements, and some ask for recent GMAT or other graduate-level test scores.

Scholarship donors set the criteria for recipient selection. The list below, while not exhaustive, offers a glimpse of doctorate-level scholarships available.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

August 1 st


Be a citizen or U.S. national and hold a bachelor’s degree. Meet language requirements of application country and declare any other scholarships or grants. Cannot have previously lived or studied in the application country, except for undergraduate study abroad.


Funds a year of study, research, and culture-sharing abroad. Can support studies in various countries around the world that focus on areas such as teaching, business, public health, journalism and communications, arts, sciences, and humanities.

AMA’s Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarship

$1,000 to $2,500

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and member of an underrepresented population (e.g. African American, Hispanic, or Native American). Completed at least one year of doctoral study in marketing or advertising.

Represents an effort to uplift unheard voices and bring diverse perspectives into the industry. Awards several scholarships yearly for marketing or advertising PhD candidates representing underserved populations. Previous applicants not selected can apply again.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program

$4,000 immediately + $30,000 while attending graduate school

2 nd  Wednesday of February

College juniors planning graduate studies in arts, humanities, or social sciences. Be a citizen or US national and received need-based financial aid as an undergraduate. Students planning to pursue advanced degrees in neuroscience, law, business, public health, public policy, or social work should not apply.

Supports highly motivated college juniors pursuing graduate and doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Purposes to motivate younger students to strategize a further future.

William (Bill) Ezzell Scholarship for CPAs

Be a CPA and hold an undergraduate or master’s degree in accounting. Have a GMAT score of 650 or higher (or GRE equivalent), intend to teach accounting after graduation, and be enrolled in an accounting PhD program.

A career-based scholarship aimed at supporting the passionate pursuit of a profession and giving back to the industry and community of accounting.

Irzyk Veteran Scholarship

August 31 st

Be a U.S. citizen and a veteran enrolled in an accredited university. Emphasis is on students with distinctions for combat and honorable service.

Named for Brigadier General Albin F. Irzyk who led tanks in WWII. One example of a broad category of scholarships available for veterans by veterans.

ALA Century Scholarship

$2,500 annually

For library sciences students with documented medical disabilities. Must exhibit financial need and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

An annual scholarship sponsored by the American Library Association to provide accommodations for students with disabilities pursuing graduate degrees in library science.

Grants are financial aid packages aimed at helping professionals deepen their involvement and impact within their fields. They’re often awarded to recipients whose work benefits the broader community, especially if the work helps underserved people.

Federal and state grants are also available to qualifying applicants. These public grants frequently connect demonstrated financial need with public service requirements. Private grants also may come with stipulations set by the institutions funding them. Many PhD programs also have their own grants in different specialties, often founded by former recipients or alumni.

Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grant

$1,000 to $50,000

Available to psychologists and scholars working with gifted and talented children. Must be affiliated with an educational institution and hold a doctoral degree or be enrolled as a graduate student.

A post-doctoral research grant focused on supporting and advancing innovation in the studies of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Best suited for practicing psychologists or active researchers.

Berkman Charitable Fund Marketing Research Grant

Tenured or tenure-track faculty in marketing departments.

This grant drives efforts for science-based solutions to modern marketing disciplines and business administration. It supports marketing PhDs and faculty in developing research projects and encourages knowledge creation.

Delaware Optometry Incentive Program

Delaware residents enrolled full time in an optometry licensure program.

An example of doctoral grants supporting students and industries needed in the region. Check your own state for similar educational financial assistance packages.

Wenner-Gren Foundation Anthropology Grants

Up to $20,000

Anthropology doctoral students and researchers. For students of all nationalities, though some awards require a master’s degree.

Seeks to further the understanding of our collective past through fieldwork, research, and educational support. Offers multiple grants for different pursuits in anthropology.

Mariam K Chamberlain Award

$8,500 to the graduate student; $1,500 to their advisor

October 20 th

First-generation doctoral students, including immigrant scholars, and their advisor. Dissertations must relate to Re:Gender’s mission.

A partnership scholarship for first-generation doctoral students working on a dissertation related to social justice, women’s rights, and/or gender studies. Designed to support mentorship and cooperation in keeping with the values of Mariam K. Chamberlain’s foundational institution, Re:Gender.

Hannah Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants

$500 to $1,500

February 1 st

Membership in the Children’s Literature Association (ChLA). Must have a research proposal and be a graduate student at any level.

Established to support research advancements within children’s literature. Recipients must publish and/or present their findings at a conference and acknowledge ChLA’s supporting role.

Even more than doctoral grants and scholarships, fellowships are career- and research-oriented and aimed at furthering the interests not only of the fellow but also of the community, the institution, and the industry itself. Fellowships are generally awarded to PhDs and researchers already established in their fields.

Fellowships often include teaching, speaking, and/or research requirements as well as terms of residency. Some fellowship programs also require community-building projects and local collaboration. Fellowships also tend to confer prestige and enhanced networking with past fellows, which can lead to future career opportunities.

Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship

$4,000 to $6,500

March 11 th

Social work PhD candidates studying welfare policy. Must have a National Association of Social Work (NASW) membership.

The NASW offers this annual fellowship to advance the field of social work, particularly as it relates to diversity and welfare policy. In addition to relevant dissertation work, recipients must participate in community events and the annual NASW National Leadership Conference.

IAF’s Grassroots Development Program

$6,000 initially + $1,500 monthly

See website

U.S. doctoral candidates in various fields. Research must be related to grassroots development. There are also language requirements, and a collaboration proposal is required.

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) supports grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean in fields impacting lives and building community. Awarded to PhD candidates in fields like sustainable agriculture, economics, education, healthcare and public policy, and small-enterprise development.

Marie Tharp Visiting Fellowship

January 16 th

Women scientists in the natural sciences and engineering. Must hold a PhD.

Visiting fellowships fund experts in a particular field who take temporary residence for teaching and researching at the university. The Marie Tharp Visiting Fellowship is a 3-month program at Columbia University for women in natural sciences and engineering.

Guggenheim Fellowships

September 17 th

Citizens of North, Central, and South American countries. Must submit samples of work.

Supports scholarship and creativity across various artistic fields. About 175 Guggenheim fellowships are awarded each year. Applicants are evaluated by experts in their field or medium and then selected by former Guggenheim fellows.

American Association of University Women Fellowship

$6,000 to $30,000

November 1 st

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Women scholars in any field of study.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers this annual doctoral fellowship in three separate categories: dissertation support, long-term postdoctoral research, and short-term publication support. The foundation’s goal is to increase the number of women in tenure-track faculty positions around the country.

Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Educational Leadership

Stipend for tuition and expenses

Nominations due February 22 nd

Leaders with passion, dedication, and unorthodox approaches to education. Nomination by a local educator (i.e., no self-nomination). Commitment to three years in approved school/district leadership position.

Aims to produce leaders in education who are ready to address the myriad problems facing 21st-century educators, both from a policy perspective and human interest and social justice standpoints. The fellowship supports innovation and creativity in educational leadership.

Fully Funded Doctoral Programs

Many universities offer opportunities for fully funded doctoral study and often include tuition and living expenses as well as research and material support for the four to six years it usually takes to complete a PhD. Fully funded PhDs often come with teaching or research requirements and require participation in the department’s conferences and events. Depending on the field, candidates may also be required to publish papers.

Some schools fully fund all their doctoral candidates, while others offer packages based on financial need, community commitments, or other stipulations. This is true across most fields, so it’s worth your time and effort to research the options. Below are details of some fully funded doctoral programs in several different concentrations.

At Rice University , business school PhD candidates are fully funded in exchange for 20 hours per week of research or teaching assistant work. Tuition is waived, and business doctoral candidates receive a stipend of $40,000 per year for living expenses. Candidates also get their own workspace and technology support as well as additional funding for specific research projects conducted with faculty oversight. The school offers this support throughout the field, including business administration, marketing, accounting, and so forth.


Fully funded doctorates in communications can lead to a broad field of career choices, from media to academia. Syracuse University’s doctorate in Mass Communications, for example, is funded for the three years it takes to complete the coursework and dissertation. Candidates participate in interdisciplinary studies in communications, taking classes in other departments before specializing with the help of a faculty advisor who also typically forms part of the dissertation committee.

Computer Science

For graduate students hoping to study computer sciences or engineering, George Washington University in St Louis offers a fully-funded PhD that includes tuition, a stipend, and a high-end Apple laptop. Students work with renowned faculty and visiting fellows to solve real-world problems through research and practical applications. Candidates can also apply for additional fellowship support through the school, which sometimes means representing the program through residencies at other universities.

University of California, Irvine’s education PhD is fully funded for up to five years and includes tuition and living expenses. Candidates learn about education theory and practices through research and fieldwork. Some specializations require classroom observation and other practical studies depending on whether the candidate focuses on policy, human development, or teaching strategy. Candidates may teach undergraduate education classes or assist with research.

Research opportunities abound in the humanities. For a field like political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) fully funds all PhD students for five years as long as they meet certain academic requirements. MIT’s political science department also supports candidates doing fieldwork abroad or researching an array of fields from international relations to American politics. Candidates engage with interdisciplinary teams to solve modeling problems and expand their understanding of human behavior and interaction.

All PhD candidates in Emory’s School of Nursing get a tuition waiver as well as $31,000 per year for living expenses. For the four years of their program, candidates teach and do research. Candidates learn the theories and practices of nursing and go on to research policy, systems, recruiting, education, and other elements of the field. They work closely with advisors to develop their dissertations.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Boston College offers a five-year, fully funded doctoral program focused on research. Beginning with coursework and research development, candidates build their original research projects through one-on-one mentorship with faculty for whom they work as teaching assistants. In addition to direct research, candidates also participate in academic conferences, publish papers, and apply for research grants to prepare them for a career in research.

Social Sciences

The University of Michigan School of Social Work  fully funds most doctoral candidates through their five-year joint program in social work and social science. Through fellowship awards, research assistant positions, and classroom instruction, candidates cover their costs and give back to the university community. They combine coursework and research with fieldwork and community outreach to deepen their sense of the micro and macro elements of sociocultural policy and practice.

The timeline below can help you keep track of steps in the process of financing your doctorate. Use it to mark your calendar with specific deadlines for all your applications.

Start researching your options. If you’re already in a PhD program, look for scholarships and grants aimed at candidates already deep into doctoral study. Organize your research in a spreadsheet that includes the amount, deadline, type of award, application requirements, and any other important information.

Make sure your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is updated so loans remain an option if needed. Then, set weekly application goals based on specific deadlines. Strategize the process for a steady stream of applications, and approach anyone who might write a letter of recommendation. These individuals are also good to ask about other funding opportunities.

Follow up on recommendation letter requests, and continue checking off your application schedule. Revisit your mission statement to make sure it represents who you are and how you want to improve people’s lives. If you’re in a doctoral program and have time off for the summer, use it to write papers about different elements of your interests and how they’re relevant to people or communities.


As the academic year approaches and doctoral work takes up most of your time, having a strategy ahead of time can help in keeping up with your funding search. Take time to sharpen your pitch about the importance of your research, so you can explain why institutions should support your efforts.

Keep going!

Repeat the process. A PhD’s quest for funding never stops. Pay attention to rolling deadlines and be persistent. Most financial awards allow for yearly application.

How to Stand Out on Your Doctorate Scholarship and Grant Applications

Applying for doctoral scholarships, grants, and fellowships may seem daunting, but it just takes a little persistence and organized research. Be methodical. Use this page as a launching point, and keep track of opportunities relevant to your goals. Apply one by one until you’re done, keeping in mind the following list of dos and don’ts to help you stand out.

Be thorough in your research. Read the detailed eligibility requirements. Check out the faculty and the work of current candidates. Make a spreadsheet of all your parameters and options.

Contact program advisors with questions. Browse the school’s website first and note any questions you want to ask.

Fill out your application materials with a positive mindset about the value you’ll bring to the university, the award, and the field itself.

Read about previous recipients’ work, not to compare yourself but to better understand the award’s focus. Many scholarships and grants have narrow specifications and reviewing previous work may help you home in on them.

Avoid applying for opportunities that don’t fit. Whatever your niche, there’s probably another way to fund it.

Hesitate to apply for out-of-reach opportunities. Instead, think about what sets you apart and what unique experiences or perspectives you bring to the table and focus on opportunities that fit.

Don’t beg for funding in your application. Instead, structure your pitch to demonstrate how you’ll use the award to empower those around you and improve the field itself.

Don’t give up. Apply for everything that appears to be a fit. Don’t stop after a couple of months of trying since many awards have application deadlines throughout the year.

PhD in Management - Designing Sustainable Systems Curriculum

The Weatherhead School's PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems program is designed for our DBA students who want to build on their research and produce a doctoral dissertation that meets the academic quality standards of a traditional PhD degree. 

Our program (and its stream of independent student study) is devoted to significantly extending your knowledge in salient theories that prepare you to write a doctoral thesis in the field of management. In addition to advancing your research skills with the expectation that you can publish in relevant academic and practitioner-focused journals, the track prepares you for an academic career involving teaching and research.

Candidate Requirements 

As a student of the DBA/DM program pursuing the Designing Sustainable Systems track, you’re responsible for reading seminal works throughout your course of study leading to a grounding in one of the following chosen disciplines: 

Case Western Reserve University's PhD in Management: Designing Sustainable Systems program includes 18 credit hours of independent academic research defined by the doctoral committee, consisting of a chair and three faculty members. Research conducted within the track incorporates perspectives from thoughts of design, sustainability, and complex systems as they relate to management in a global environment.

Your second year includes a series of five research residency sessions where you'll present and discuss your thesis work encompassing a study of relevant research literature and a formal thesis review as recommended by your dissertation committee. 

Sample Curriculum

Note: The year-three curriculum of the DBA/DM program is year one of the Designing Sustainable Systems track.

Fall Semester

Deliverables : Quantitative research paper Identify and organize thesis and committee

Spring Semester

Deliverables : Generate study plan and reading list for comprehensive examination Write first version/draft of the PhD thesis proposal

Summer Semester

Deliverables : Different parts of the thesis manuscript presented and defended in the research workshop (3rd paper/ introduction)

Deliverables : A summary of the thesis or a specific paper presented and defended in a research residency session PhD dissertation submitted and defended

Sample Curriculum for DM Alumni

If you’re an EDM/DM/DBA alumni enrolling for the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the PhD in management program, you’ll devote two years to seminars and research to expand your research portfolio and prepare for an academic career.

Although transdisciplinary research is the main focus of this track, you’re also expected to be grounded in a disciplinary field as demonstrated by successfully passing a comprehensive examination in your chosen field. A required comprehensive examination at the end of the first spring semester is based upon the selected research topic and the research approach.

Fall Semester: 9 credit hours

Deliverable : Personal study plan: includes classic and new readings in the candidate’s chosen discipline and/or courses recommended by the committee chair and advisors

Spring Semester: 9 credit hours

Summer Session

Deliverable : A manuscript presented and defended in a research workshop

Deliverables : A summary of the thesis or a specific paper presented and defended in a research workshop PhD dissertation submitted and defended

Dissertation Research

This integrative course for PhD students focuses on presenting and debating research while offering additional readings on:

You have the opportunity to attend five residency sessions throughout the year—one in the summer and two each in the fall and spring semesters—to support and expand your experience in conducting extensive research and writing a dissertation. 

Comprehensive Examination

For the comprehensive examination, you'll compile a list of readings covered throughout your studies within the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA/Doctor of Management (DM)) program with a general “'Designing Sustainable Systems” domain reading list to serve as a baseline. This extensive list will also cover additional readings in management research classics, specific selective domains and those pertinent to your discipline-based thesis work.  

Once the dissertation committee chair approves your reading list, you’ll need to pass both written and oral examinations before moving to candidacy. 

PhD Proposal

The initial requirement for carrying out the PhD dissertation research is to write a proposal based on the knowledge obtained by conducting qualitative and quantitative research studies in the DBA/DM program. 

The proposal should: 

The dissertation proposal should also effectively demonstrate how you expand your study beyond contributions made in the prior qualitative and quantitative studies.

PhD Dissertation

The dissertation should advance theory in an area of management as well as provide credible evidence to validate and build it. Your dissertation also needs to be anchored in a salient problem of practice. 

Typically, a dissertation consists of three research reports (i.e., a qualitative, a quantitative, a mixed methods research paper), an extensive introduction to the thesis domain, pertinent research within that domain, and a demonstration of contribution to management scholarship.

For additional information, review the General Bulletin.  

Take the Next Step

Written by Mark Bennett

One type of PhD fundining is a scholarship which can be won from your university or from an independent organisation such as a charity, trust or research foundation.

This guide will help you understand how different types of scholarship work and what you need to apply for them. It also explains the important differences between scholarships and studentships or other types of PhD funding .

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What are phd scholarships.

A PhD scholarship is a type of funding that awards an amount of money to an individual student to help them complete a PhD (or other type of doctorate).

Eligibility and selection for a scholarship are usually based on personal criteria and circumstances:

Some PhD scholarships combine these principles (for example, by seeking to identify students with high academic potential from under-represented backgrounds). It's a good idea to check the specific criteria before you apply.

PhD scholarships vs PhD studentships

Some PhD funding awards are labelled as studentships instead of scholarships.

Whereas a scholarship provides a certain amount of funding for a student to study at PhD level, a studentship funds the completion of a specific project (and is almost always ongoing throughout a PhD).

Good examples of PhD studentships are those offered by the UK's Research Councils . These awards are either linked to advertised PhD opportunities or awarded to students for the projects they propose. Either way, the studentship funding is tied to the project.

The difference between PhD scholarships and PhD studentships isn't always clear-cut, but the end result is usually the same: both are (potential) funding for you to do your PhD!

How much are PhD scholarships worth?

A PhD scholarship will almost always make a significant contribution to covering the cost of a PhD , but the exact value varies. Some awards provide full funding for fees and living costs over the typical length of your PhD. Others may simply provide a lump sum for you to put towards your expenses.

Whatever its value, a scholarship, unlike a PhD loan , doesn't need to be repaid.

University scholarships

The first place to look for a PhD scholarship (or other PhD funding) should be the university you study at. Most research-intensive universities have funding available to help support their postgraduate students. Universities are also involved in awarding other funding from governments, charities or businesses.

Scholarships (and similar awards) from universities include:

You can learn more about these and other options, or start searching for awards, using our guide to PhD funding from universities .

International scholarships

Some PhD scholarships are specifically designed to support international students. They can be particularly helpful if you aren't eligible for other forms of public funding (such as student loans or national studentships) in the country you wish to study abroad in.

Examples of international PhD scholarships include:

Most international scholarships are very generous, with funding available for PhD fees, living costs and travel expenses. But they can also be very competitive. See our guide to international PhD funding for more information.

Charities and trusts

PhD scholarships, grants and bursaries are also offered by some independent organisations.

Good examples include medical charities, such as the British Heart Foundation, or broader research foundations such as the Wellcome Trust or Leverhulme Trust. Many smaller bodies such as local heritage organisations, special interest groups or philanthropic societies will also contribute towards supporting PhD students and their research.

The value of charitable scholarships varies a lot. Some awards are equivalent to full PhD studentships (and may already be attached to projects). Others are small grants designed to help top up other funding.

Our guide to PhD funding from charities and trusts explains how this kind of funding works and how to go about finding and applying for it.

Combining PhD scholarships with other funding

Most PhD scholarships can be combined with other funding such as doctoral loans , income from working during a PhD , or other grants and scholarships. Smaller scholarships are often designed to be used in this way as part of a 'portfolio funding' approach to your PhD.

However, it's always worth checking the criteria for any scholarship you apply for. Some larger scholarships are designed to offer full funding and won't be awarded to applicants who have already covered part of the cost of their PhD.

Applying for PhD scholarships

Application and eligibility crtieria for PhD scholarships are as varied as the different organisations who offer them. So, your first step should always be to check the details before you apply.

Application materials

Scholarship providers will generally want to see some or all of the following in your application:

If you aren't sure how to apply for a PhD scholarship, get in touch with the funding body and check – it's better to take a bit more time preparing now than to waste an application because you've missed a key requirement.

Application tips

Applying for PhD scholarships can be a busy time, particularly if you're also in the process of applying for your PhD itself. Follow these steps to make the process easier (and hopefully more successful!):

In general, it's a good idea to start your funding search early and to seek advice from your prospective supervisor (if possible). Elsewhere in this section you can read more about other types of PhD funding, or read student stories news and advice on our PhD study blog.

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What are PhD Scholarships?

PhD scholarships are ways you could find funding to earn a doctorate degree. Scholarships for PhD students may also help to offset the costs of tuition, fees and research.

Students pursue PhD programs for career reasons. PhD students do new research to resolve challenges and provide new data in their field of study. PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy. As a PhD grad, you might also teach, consult, lead and research.

In addition, a doctorate degree is typically more hands on. It aims to build one’s skills in a niche area. Law, dentistry, nursing, medicine, and psychology are a few fields of study.

Data from the NCES found that 3 million students enrolled in grad programs in 2018. One third of these students earned their grad degree online.  

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What Fields Could You Earn a PhD Degree In?

PhD programs explore many fields in liberal arts and sciences. Here are five doctorate and PhD fields in the USA you could study for.

Education PhD Programs

There are two doctorate programs in education: PhD and Doctor in Education (EdD).

The PhD focuses on developing new research.. Some research topics might be about sociology of education, childhood learning, development and literacy. The main goal of the research is to make the educational system better in some way. Doctor in Education programs also helps prepare students to pursue administrative and academic positions in K-12 and public institutions.

Engineering PhD Programs

Doctorate in Engineering programs grant the PhD or in some schools, a Doctor of Engineering (DEng). In these programs, engineers work to craft larger scale solutions to today’s problems. For e.g., they might invent a new green energy trend. They may also design a new device that makes a medical procedure easier.

Social Sciences PhD Programs

A broad field, social sciences include areas like law, political science and psychology. In these fields, the focus is on public policy, statistics, theory, methodology and ethics. Some of the degrees awarded are the PhD and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Humanities PhD Programs

The humanities are fields that study human society and culture. Philosophy, modern languages, religion, archaeology are a few research fields.

Apart from the Doctor of Divinity, many programs at this level are PhDs. Students may also earn a PhD to be able to pursue teaching humanities related subjects as post secondary teachers .

Life and Physical Sciences PhD Programs

Life sciences study living organisms. And physical sciences study natural objects that are not alive. Both focus on discovery and innovation rooted in science. Because of this, most research, climate and medical scientists in these fields have a PhD. Some also pursue other types of doctoral degrees such as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

PhD Costs at a Glance

According to the latest data from the NCES, the average yearly tuition and fees for grad school was $11,617 in 2016-2017. The prices were also higher for private schools $26,551 (private nonprofit), and $14,784 (private for profit).

This means that for a 5 year PhD program, one might invest from $58K to $133K. And that does not include other expenses. Like books, housing, utilities, food, travel, and any costs related to research.

How Do You Get a PhD Scholarship?

Many providers offer scholarships to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Scholarship providers may choose applicants based on academic performance as well as financial need.

Given the high cost of a PhD degree, you may face competition for any PhD scholarship program. But, if you meet the terms set by the provider, you may apply.

Assuming you meet the criteria, many providers want you to fill out a form. You may also need to submit reference letters, transcripts, an essay, resume and research proposal.

Some schools reward all new incoming PhD students with financial aid. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. So, once admitted, you may automatically receive a scholarship. In these cases, gaining acceptance into the PhD program may be the only hurdle. To put this in context, take Harvard University . All students admitted to their PhD in Engineering programs receive full financial support (regardless of need or merit).

For the Fall 2019 school year over 4,000 people applied. They admitted only 8%. Those accepted had undergrad GPAs of over 3.8. The average GRE quantitative scores were in the 90 – 95th percentile.

What is the difference between a PhD scholarship, fellowship and grant?

PhD scholarships, fellowships and grants are three common funding options for doctoral study. Some students may use a few of these sources to finance their PhD degree and research.

PhD Scholarships

Students may apply for these funds from schools, nonprofits and businesses. The money may be used to offset their tuition, books and other fees. To qualify, you must meet the criteria each provider sets. That said, many scholarships are for new undergrads. In comparison fellowships are usually for master’s and PhD students.

SMART Scholarship : SMART is Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation. Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Defense it is a scholarship for service program. And, pays from $25k to $38K along with a range of side benefits. The program is open to STEM grad students who also sign a work contract with the DoD.

PhD Research Grants

Like scholarships, research grants are funds that students apply for. In some cases, the money may help pay to further research in an area. So, students may use a grant with other financial aid. The state and federal government and universities offer research grants.

Optometry Incentive Program : The Delaware Higher Education offers this award. It is a $4,000 forgivable loan that may renew for 3 more years. Eligible applicants must be in a program that preps for licensure as an optometrist in Delaware. They must be a U.S. citizen / eligible non citizen as well as a legal resident of Delaware.

PhD Fellowships

A fellowship is a more complete kind of funding. It may encompass a scholarship or grant. It may offset costs of research, study and teaching in the US or abroad. Some fellowships also pay full tuition and a yearly stipend. So, these coveted awards tend to go to high achievers.

Fulbright National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship: This fellowship is a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It is an opportunity to take part in a year of storytelling on a major global theme. The storyteller may use text, photography, video, podcasts, maps, and more. To apply, you must submit a proposal to a single country. In addition, some of the perks are funds for travel, a living stipend, health benefits and a modest salary.

Why You Should Apply for a PhD Scholarship?

There are three main reasons to apply for a PhD scholarship.

What Colleges Offer Doctoral Scholarships?

Many colleges in the nation offer PhD programs and doctoral scholarships. Texas A&M, University of Iowa, and Northcentral University offer doctoral scholarships. At some of these schools, there may also be a short list of fellowships too.

Texas A& M University’s Hertz Fellowship

As a Hertz Foundation partner, Texas A&M awards the Hertz Fellowship . This prestigious fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250K. It also provides the freedom to pursue innovative projects. Fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia and workshops too. Applicants must be STEM grad students and also, a U.S. citizen / eligible noncitizen.

University of Iowa’s PhD Programs

All of the PhD programs at University of Iowa provide funding and a stipend. In their basic funding package, those eligible get 100% covered full tuition and fees. The stipend is about $18,800 and lasts about 9 months. Some departments also offer summer fellowships, teaching or research posts.

Northcentral University’s Online PhD Programs

An online school, NCU offers online PhD programs in business, tech, education, psychology and other fields. To help offset students’ costs, they offer five full tuition scholarships. One is called the Explore for Success scholarships and eligible applicants must apply to NCU. Once a student begins their doctoral program, they submit an application form. It asks for a 500 to 700 word essay. The essay must explain how you plan to use an NCU degree to solve problems and meet challenges.

Are There PhD Scholarships or Fellowships for Minorities?

If you are an eligible minority student pursuing a PhD, you may qualify for scholarships. These scholarships help bring more diversity to various fields of study. They also enable minority groups to have more presence in doctoral programs.

Over the last decade, the number of grad students from minority groups has gone up. But enrollment is still higher among Caucasian students. Here is a a breakdown of the total number of students enrolled in a graduate program according to the NCES .

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program : The APA accredits doctoral programs in psychology once they school applies, meets standards and passes a review. As a go to member agency for psychologists, they also offer funding. The APA MFP program gets federal funds to support ethnic and racial minority students. It pays up to full tuition ($25K) and may renew if the winner continues to meet the terms. About 15 fellowships go to minority students each year.

AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students : AICPA stands for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. They offer the fellowship to ensure that people of diverse backgrounds are visible in grad school. They want to boost the number of minority CPAs who serve as role models and mentors. These annual awards pay $12K. To qualify, you must be a minority student who already has a master’s degree or at least 3 years of accounting experience. Other rules stipulate you must be in, or plan to apply, to AACSB, ACBSP or IACBE accredited accounting PhD programs. Eligible applicants must also be U.S. citizens or hold green cards.

What Kind of Scholarships or Fellowships Could Female PhD Students Receive?

There are many doctoral scholarships for female PhD students. You may wish to reenter the workforce, finish your research or fund your studies. Many of these awards pertain to doctoral study in specific fields like engineering, and accounting.

In fall 2018, 6 out 10 students in grad programs were women. And, until 2029, the NCES predicts female enrollment in these programs will continue its uptick. Still, there are certain fields where women lack presence. To change this, many providers offer PhD scholarships for women only. These awards come from many sources, including member agencies, nonprofits, gov’t, schools and businesses.

SWE Reentry Scholarships : The Society of Women Engineers, SWE, offers scholarships for female engineering PhD students. They gave out more than $810K in scholarship money in 2019 alone. These awards vary in amount and only students enrolled or enrolling in an ABET accredited program may apply. Many are only for SWE members, though there are exceptions. The Reentry Scholarship is a $1,750 award. It is open to women who want to return to school and the engineering workforce after some time. Applicants must apply through their chapter.

Amelia Earhart Fellowship: Zonta International Foundation is a global organization that works to promote women through advocacy and service. The scholarship honors Amelia Earhart who was a pilot and Zontian. About 30 fellowships of $10K each are available to women who major in aerospace science / engineering. Eligible applicants must plan to pursue, or are current student in a PhD or Doctoral program related to these fields. To apply, you must also submit letters of reference and transcripts.

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PDK Past Presidents’ Graduate Fellowship in Educational Leadership

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Advancing Care Scholarship for Adult Learners

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Awards:  1

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CMA Scholarship

Total:  $5000

Awards:  10

Deadline:  June 30, 2023

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Total:  $500

Road to Recovery Scholarship

Total:  $1000

Deadline:  August 31

Southwestern Tack Equestrian Major Scholarship

Deadline:  September 01

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Total:  $60000

Awards:  20

Deadline:  September 24

IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Predoctoral Achievement Award

Awards:  4

Deadline:  October 15

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship – Portland Chapter

Total:  $3500

Deadline:  October 25

Beverley Swaim Staley Leadership Legacy Scholarship – Portland Chapter


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RMIT University 2023 PhD Scholarships in Green Cryptocurrency Technologies, Australia

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Financial Support for Phd Students

PhD Students in the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Medical Sciences

Phd students in the humanities and social sciences programs of the faculty of arts and sciences, phd students in humanities and social sciences programs offered in partnership with other harvard schools, acceptance of financial support.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers incoming PhD students full financial support—including tuition, health insurance fees, and basic living expenses—for a minimum of five years (typically the first four years of study and the completion year). This funding package includes a combination of tuition grants, stipends, traineeships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships, and other academic appointments.

Each student is provided a Notice of Financial Support at the time of admission and is assigned a financial aid officer , who administers this funding and is available to assist with financial concerns. Each spring, continuing students supported by GSAS-administered funding sources are required to activate their funding for the upcoming academic year using the GSAS Student Aid Portal, an online financial aid management system.

A typical funding package* includes:

*In some programs, the timing and structure of living expense support may vary from this pattern.

The initial Notice of Financial Support assumes continuous enrollment as a full-time resident student; students not enrolled are not eligible for GSAS financial aid programs. Students may find that their actual enrollment patterns necessitate adjustments to the timing of their funding. Students wishing to defer GSAS-administered funding indicate this in the GSAS Student Aid Portal during the annual financial aid acceptance process. The options for deferring financial support vary by type of aid; please refer to the applicable sections of the financial aid policy webpages for details. Students who are considering deferring financial support are strongly encouraged to contact their financial aid officers to review how such actions may impact their funding in future years.

While funding packages vary by program, PhD students in the sciences typically receive full funding until they complete their programs of study. Contact your department administrator or financial aid officer for details.

See more detailed information about funding for students in humanities and social sciences programs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Humanities and Social Sciences Programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences


A number of humanities and social sciences PhD programs are offered in partnership with Harvard's professional schools. While funding packages vary by program, PhD students in these interfaculty programs generally receive at least four years of financial support for tuition, health fees, and living expenses; most programs provide dissertation completion fellowships as well. For more information, refer to your Notice of Financial Support or contact your financial aid officer .

Interfaculty Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Each student is provided a Notice of Financial Support at the time of admission and is assigned a financial aid officer , who administers this funding and is available to assist with financial concerns. Students are required to formally accept their financial aid offers and acknowledge their understanding of GSAS financial aid policies. Students should also consult their academic programs to determine whether program-specific conditions apply.

Each spring, continuing students supported by GSAS-administered funding sources are required to activate their funding for the upcoming academic year using the GSAS Student Aid Portal, an online financial aid management system. Continued eligibility for financial aid is contingent upon an annual report by the faculty that the student is making  satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Scholarships for Freshmen

Scholarships awarded based on the application.

The Admissions Office awards a limited number of scholarships for admitted freshmen who apply by the priority deadlines and receive their decision on our February Decision Day. No separate application is needed, and no additional materials or updated information can be submitted for review.

The review process incorporates the same holistic approach used in admissions decisions. Scholarships are awarded based on grades and standardized test scores, as well as extracurricular involvement, leadership, community service, and your personal essay. Our incoming freshman class is always outstanding in all of the above-mentioned areas, which makes awarding scholarships challenging!

With scholarships limited and no pre-set criteria, students with similar test scores, grades, extracurricular activities, and more may receive different scholarship decisions. Each year approximately 10 percent of admitted freshman are awarded a merit scholarship.

If selected for one of our merit-based scholarships, students will be notified via email and status page update by mid-March.

UF does not send notifications to students not selected for scholarships. If you do not hear from us, this means we were not able to offer you a scholarship.

Presidential Scholarships

UF currently offers a limited number of merit-based Presidential scholarships designed for high-achieving students:

UF's Presidential scholarships can be combined with Bright Futures and the Benacquisto Scholarship offered by the Florida Department of Education.

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver

UF currently offers a limited number of merit-based tuition waivers designed to reduce the out-of-state tuition for selected students:

If a student's residency is updated to in-state for tuition purposes after being awarded a merit-based tuition waiver, they will no longer be eligible, and the award will be cancelled.

The out-of-state fee waiver cannot be combined with another tuition-wavier scholarship (offered by the School of Music, for example) since both scholarships waive the same portion of non-resident tuition.

Admissions Honors Scholarship

For students offered the opportunity to join the University Research Scholars Program, a $2,000 residential tuition waiver will be awarded ($500 waived each fall and spring term). No separate application is needed, and no additional materials or updated information can be submitted for review.

This residential tuition waiver applies to tuition for both Florida residents and non-Florida residents alike, so residency for tuition purposes classification is not considered. This award can combine with the merit-based scholarships listed above (Presidential and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers) but would reduce the amount billed to any Florida PrePaid account.

Other Scholarships Available at UF

Bright futures scholarships.

The Florida Department of Education offers the Florida Bright Futures Scholarships for high school graduates. For more information, refer to Florida Student Financial Aid or call (888) 827-2004 prior to your high school graduation. Additional questions can be directed to the UF's Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships (SFA) .

National Merit Finalists/Benacquisto Scholarship

UF offers a $500 annual National Merit Scholarship to National Merit Finalists who indicate UF as their first-choice institution with the National Merit Corporation by their deadline of May 31. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation sends periodic rosters of finalists who have indicated UF as first choice beginning in early March and continuing monthly through the beginning of June.

UF's National Merit Scholarship qualifies as a college-sponsored scholarship under the requirements for the Benacquisto Scholarship, which is offered by the Florida Department of Education and covers the remaining institutionally posted cost of attendance (minus Bright Futures and the qualifying National Merit Scholarship) for in-state residents.

The Benacquisto Scholarship Program is a state-funded program that is appropriated by the legislature each year, so funding is subject to change. For more information, view the Benacquisto Scholarship requirements .

Lombardi and Stamps Scholarships

The Honors Program offers the John V. Lombardi Scholarship and the Stamps Family Scholarship for incoming students who rank at the top of their class and demonstrate service to the community, extracurricular involvement, leadership and high moral character. The application cycle for these awards begins in the fall of each year; students should apply during their senior year in high school. High schools may nominate up to two graduating seniors for these awards, and home schooled students may be nominated by their advisor. See this page for links to application and nomination instructions.

Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars

The Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program provides financial resources and individual support with the primary goal of graduating first generation, low-income undergraduate students. By addressing systemic barriers and challenges, the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars program provides a full grant and scholarship financial aid package as well as a comprehensive support program to ensure students thrive at UF. To be eligible, students must first be admitted into the University of Florida as a first-year student. Upon completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students are invited to complete the MFOS Supplemental Form if they meet the initial eligibility criteria. Specifically, the program supports students whose annual family income is less than $55,000 and assets are less than $35,000.

Grandparent Waiver of Out-of-State Tuition and Fees

Out-of-State students who have a grandparent who is a resident of Florida may qualify for a waiver of out-of-state tuition and fees. Visit the residency section of our website for more information on this waiver and application process.

Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

Student financial aid and scholarships.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships (SFA) offers an online search engine that provides information about both UF college-awarded and private scholarships. www.sfa.ufl.edu/search .

Colleges & Academic Departments

Multiple colleges and academic departments on campus have scholarships to offer currently enrolled students. Contact your advisor or the dean's office in your college for more information.

Third-party Scholarships

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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Information for the two scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Affairs is available online: http://undergrad.aa.ufl.edu/scholarships/transfer-scholarships/ .

Florida College Transfer Academic Scholarship

UF offers two scholarships to in-state Florida college transfer students selected to the All-Florida Academic First Team. Applicants must have a lower-division GPA of at least 3.8 and submit an application.

Florida College Transfer Scholarship

UF offers up to ten scholarships to students transferring to UF from Florida colleges. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and other factors, including financial need. Applicants must submit an application for consideration and have a completed FAFSA on file with the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs.

Scholarships for International Students

The Office of Admissions will consider admitted international freshmen for one of our out-of-state tuition waivers. The International Student Services division of the UF International Center has additional resources and contact information online: https://internationalcenter.ufl.edu . Phone: (352) 392-5323 .

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Multiple colleges and academic departments on campus offer scholarships to graduate students. Contact your advisor or the dean's office in your college for more information.

Military Programs

The university offers scholarships in three military reserve programs; please contact your branch for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no separate application for our merit-based scholarships, as all admitted freshman students who apply by the priority deadline and receive their decision on our February Decision Day are considered for these scholarships. The criteria used are the same holistic criteria used in our admissions decisions.

There are no minimum criteria for these, as students are evaluated based on the strength of that year's applicant pool. Generally, recipients are above the middle fifty percent of our admitted student profile . If selected for a merit-based scholarship, the offer will arrive via email in early March.

Scholarships at UF are very limited in availability. Because there are no pre-set criteria, students with similar test scores, grades, extracurricular activities, etc. may receive different scholarship decisions. In 2021, we were able to award scholarships to approximately ten percent of our admitted freshmen.

No, UF cannot match offers made by other colleges or universities and there is no scholarship appeal process. Our freshman class is comprised of outstanding scholars with involvement in various activities.

UF will send you an email notification if you are awarded one of our limited merit-based scholarships. The notification will also be posted to your online be posted to your online Check Status page as a "Scholarship Offer" link which will bring you to an online form to review the details of the award and indicate if you accept or decline the offer. Scholarships that are not accepted by the posted deadline will be cancelled.

Congratulations! Our guidelines for sending additional scholarships are posted online at https://www.sfa.ufl.edu/pdf/DonorGuidelines.pdf .

Mailing Address for Scholarship Checks:

*For FedEx or overnight delivery address, omit the PO Box number and add our physical address of S-317 Criser.

Florida PrePaid will apply first to tuition due. Then, any other funds awarded (Presidential Scholarship, grants, loans) apply to the student's account balance with the Bursar's office, followed by final qualifying Bright Futures award amounts. Students should follow up with the University Bursar to ensure the process runs smoothly.

Students must apply for the Bright Futures scholarship during their senior year in high school. Contact your school or the Office of Student Financial Assistance at the Florida Department of Education if you have any questions.

No, scholarships are predicted awards based on enrollment for the upcoming year. You will need to submit the tuition deposit to confirm your enrollment. The deposit will be credited to your account and possibly reimbursed by your scholarship when it is disbursed in the Fall.

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2023-24 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application Are Now Open

California Student Aid Commission

Financial Aid Programs

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The following is a list of programs administered by the California Student Aid Commission.

Cal Grant Programs

The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back. Cal Grant applicants must apply using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the deadline and meet all eligibility, financial, and minimum GPA requirements of either program.

Golden State Education and Training Grant (GSETG)

Golden state education and training grant program overview for students.

The Golden State Education and Training Grant Program (GSETGP) supports Californians who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a one-time grant of $2,500 to reskill, up-skill, and access educational or training programs to get back into the workforce.

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

California chafee grant for foster youth overview for students.

The California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth (Chafee Grant) awards up to $5,000 a year to eligible foster youth. The Chafee Grant may be used at any eligible California college or university, or career or technical school. Students attending schools in other states may also qualify. A student’s receipt of a Chafee Grant award shall not exceed five years (whether or not consecutive).

Middle Class Scholarship

Middle class scholarship (mcs), for undergraduates and students pursuing a teaching credential.

The Middle Class Scholarship is for undergraduates and students pursuing a teaching credential with family income and assets up to $201,000.

2023-24 Middle Class Scholarship Income and Asset Ceilings

2022-23 MCS Income and Asset Ceilings

California Military Department GI Bill Award Program

If you are an active member in the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia you may be eligible for a state-funded program designed to provide an educational incentive to improve your skills, competencies, and abilities.

To learn more, watch this video and visit the  California Military Department GI Bill Award Program (CMD GI Bill) website .

Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)

Law enforcement personnel dependents grant program overview for students.

The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD) provides a need-based educational grant to dependents and spouses of employees who lost their lives in the line of duty or were totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of duty in the following professions:

Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) Program

Golden state teacher grant program overview for students.

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential.

Students must:

Golden State Teacher Grant Program One-Page Brochure

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To be eligible for the Golden State Teacher Grant, a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be currently enrolled in a California-based professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). 

Priority School

Priority schools have more than 55% of pupils classified as English Learners, eligible for free or reduced-price meals, or current foster youth. 

The priority school list is compiled by April 15 annually using data submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) by each public California school.

Nonpublic schools are not eligible as priority schools as they do not report data to CDE.

When determining an eligible school for employment, GSTG recipients may refer to the GSTG Priority List published for the school year they received initial GSTG funds or the school year they are seeking employment for after completing their program.

2020-21 GSTG Priority Schools List

2021-22 GSTG Priority Schools List

2022-23 GSTG Priority Schools List

Frequently Asked Questions

GSTG Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How To Apply

STEP 1 : Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid ) or CA Dream Act Application ( CA Dream Act Application ). 

STEP 2 : Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG) Application .

The 2022-23 GSTG application is now open . We will continue to accept applications through April 1, 2023, or until all funds have been awarded, whichever occurs first.

The 2023-24 GSTG application is now open.  We will continue to accept applications through April 1, 2024, or until all funds have been awarded, whichever occurs first. Processing for 2023-24 awards will begin in August 2023.

Once a student has submitted a GSTG application, they will receive a confirmation email. The student’s institution will verify their eligibility and determine their award amount.

 After the institution verifies the student’s eligibility, the student will be asked to sign their Service Agreement (SA). The SA outlines the program requirements, service commitment, and repayment obligation of the grant. 

After the SA has been signed, CSAC will process the award across term(s) of enrollment during the academic year and send payment to the institution for disbursement.

Contact Information :

GSTG Coordinator Contact Information by Institution

California Student Aid Commission Golden State Teacher Grant Program [email protected]

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The average yearly tuition for a PhD program is slightly above $16,000, which means students will invest about $80,000 in tuition fees alone for a five-year program. Add in fees, cost-of-living, travel expenses and the figure can easily surpass six figures. Yet, it is possible to fund a PhD program without breaking the bank and going into debt.

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The value of a college education should not be understated, but neither should its actual cost. Earning a doctoral degree can be an expensive proposition. According to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the average tuition and fees for a graduate program of study was $16,435 in 2012-2013. The table below outlines the 2012-2013 graduate tuition and fees by academic institution.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

A rough calculation of the number of years it takes to complete a doctoral program, multiplied by the average 2012-2013 tuition and fees from the NCES, reveals the following total cost figures by academic field of study.

A five- to six-figure education is something to take seriously as there are debt implications after leaving finishing a PhD program. Graduating doctoral students in 2013 left school with an average debt of just over $15,000, according to the National Science Foundation. By field, students in the Social Sciences, Education and Humanities graduate with the highest levels of student debt:

Conversely, the science and technology fields graduate students with the lowest debt figures:

Source: National Science Foundation, Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2013

While these figures may seem alarming, a deeper dive into survey data from the National Science Foundation actually paints a more positive picture. Overall, more than 62 percent of all doctoral recipients graduate from school without a single dollar of debt.

Prospective students can use the table below to get a better sense of the percentage of students who take on debt at incremental levels in each field of academic study. A majority of students graduate with $10,000 or less in debt after finishing their doctoral degree.

PhD Cost Factors

The total cost of earning a doctoral degree is variable because of the sheer number of different factors involved. Tuition is not the only cost to consider when thinking about applying to a PhD program.

Typically, students pay full tuition rates during their first three years of doctoral study and receive reduced tuition rates for the remainder of the program. However, the actual cost of tuition does vary and may be dependent on the student’s actual degree program.

Graduate students pay a range of fees, with the most common including:

Some programs estimate students should be prepared to pay between $3,000 and $4,500 per academic year in student fees and health insurance costs.

Students with a master’s degree or coursework in a similar graduate program may be able to transfer credits into their doctoral program. That can lower the total number of credits required to graduate, which can lower the total cost of the degree. However, some institutions do limit the amount of tuition credits that can be applied for graduate work done in a related field at other institutions.

Whether or not the student has an assistantship does not affect the cost of textbooks and other academic materials. Books are a revolving charge, one a student should plan upon each semester or quarter.

Housing, utilities and food are considered indirect expenses students incur during their education. PhD students should plan on anywhere from $12,000 to $25,000 and up for living expenses each year. Again, this figure is highly variable based on the location of the university and the cost-of-living in that area.

Owning a car means additional budgeting for insurance, car payments and gas. Additionally, students may need to travel for conferences and research. Without funding from a graduate student association or grant program, the student will have to cover these costs individually.

PhD students with children may have to account for childcare costs. Purchasing a new computer and other supplies may also be required. This type of budgeting will vary from individual to individual, program to program.

Most PhD programs allow students to progress at their own pace, requiring them to complete and defend their dissertation within a certain time period (e.g. six years). However, the time it takes to complete a dissertation depends on the student, area of study, research, etc. This can impact cost of attending a doctoral program.

Example Cost of Attendance

A student’s budget should include the total cost of attendance—that is both direct (tuition and fees) and indirect costs (e.g. housing). This budget is the starting point for determining the student’s financial need, how much financial aid they require, and if they can afford to attend a doctoral program. Below is a sample five-year total cost of attendance chart based on an in-state tuition program, with a budget that assumes fixed costs for fees and indirect costs, such as housing. It also does not take into account assistantships and tuition waivers for assistants.

Based on a figure that’s slightly below the 2012-2013 average graduate tuition cost, the total cost of attendance can still produce sticker shock. An average student in a program that charges $12,000 per year in tuition could have to pay between $30,000 and $45,000 year in total costs.


Prospective PhD candidates have an abundance of financial aid options to help fund their graduate studies. Typically, students are fully funded by a combination of sources, including scholarships, fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or student loans.

It is important for students to note that most sources of aid are awarded by individual academic programs, so they should follow-up with their department for up-to-date information.

Below is a high-level overview of the common types of graduate financial aid.

Prospective PhD candidates can turn to a variety of funding sources, including scholarships, grants, and fellowships to support their education financially. As discussed, most students use a combination of one or more of these funding sources to finance their degree program and research.

PhD students can apply for a variety of scholarships that award students with funds that can be used to help cover the cost of tuition, books and other fees.

Grants are similar to scholarships and are academic-based awards that can be used to augment other sources of financial aid.

Fellowships are a different type of funding that may encompass a scholarship or grant and can be used to fund research, study and teaching in the US and internationally. Many fellowships provide full tuition and a yearly stipend to students.

A PhD should never be an end in itself but rather a means to an end. The path to a PhD is an arduous one and should never be undertaken without serious thought to what it will bring the student. That said, there is money available for graduate study in most fields, and a student in the humanities should be very careful to apply to appropriate programs which fund their grad students.

The SMART program is designed to support graduate students studying in STEM disciplines and offers a range of other benefits, including supplies and health insurance allowances and employment placement services with the DoD after graduation.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship is a three-year graduate fellowship that is designed to support doctoral students across fifteen engineering disciplines.

This three-year fellowship program supports the research efforts of doctoral students in STEM-related fields of study and allows them to pursue their work at any accredited graduate program in the country.

Renewable award for graduate students enrolled in a full-time APA-accredited doctoral program of study in psychology. Underrepresented, minority students are encouraged to apply.

This fellowship is open to female scholars and is designed to help offset the doctoral student’s living expenses during her final year of working on a dissertation.

This fellowship is a single-year of funding that is designed to support the doctoral research of a student working in child psychology.

The Javits Fellowship is provided on a needs- and competitive-basis to graduate students pursing graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Two fellowships are awarded to support doctoral students who plan to study at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece for a year.

The Richard M. Weaver Scholarship is open to graduate student members of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and supports the academic work of scholars pursuing teaching careers at the college level.

The AICPA fellowship is designed for minority students pursuing or planning to pursue a doctorate in accounting.

Five scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to graduate students pursuing studies in accounting and plan on earning CPA licensure.

This fellowship provides financial support to female scholars conducting research and economic analysis into natural resource, food, or agricultural issues.

This renewable, four-year fellowship is designed to support a scholar’s work in the field of stewardship science: nuclear science, high density physics, and materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

This multi-year fellowship supports doctoral research in several fields, ranging from chemistry to geology, materials science to physics and connects fellows with NPSC employer partners.

The NWRI fellowship program is open to full-time doctoral students conducting water-based research in areas such as water quality, water treatment and technologies, water supplies and water resources.

Really think about your reasons for getting a PhD. Critically exam the support systems you have in place to get you through the journey: 50 percent of doctoral students suffer from depression. Utilize services like the counseling center on your college/university campuses to help you respond to the stressors that may occur with the transition.


Graduate assistantships.

Graduate assistantships are a form of academic appointment and are provided by individual departments. Competitive in nature, they are typically awarded on the basis of the student’s academic accomplishments and potential in the graduate program of study. Most programs provide appointments for one year at time and students receive a tuition credit or waiver and monthly stipend. There are three types of assistantships: Teaching Assistantships, Assistant Lecturers, and Research Assistants.

Teaching assistants perform a range of support duties for faculty members at a university, including grading papers and teaching classes.

Lecturers may serve as instructors in the academic department where they are studying.

Research assistants conduct and assist faculty members with research projects in the student’s area of interest.


Fellowships are short-term funding opportunities (typically 9- to 12 months) provided to students in the form of tuition credits and/or stipends. They support a student’s graduate study in their field of choice, may assist them in their research, or gain professional training in an area of interest. Fellowships are competitive and are available in two types: University-based and External.

Individual schools, colleges, and departments at a university (e.g. College of Science, Department of English) may have endowed fellowships. Students are either nominated for an award by their department or may be open to an application process.

External fellowships are funded by foundations, government agencies and other groups and provide opportunities to study both in the US and abroad. For example, the Department of Defense offers the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship to engineering students studying in one of sixteen engineering specialties.


Many companies and businesses have created scholarship, fellowship, and tuition reimbursement programs for their employees. Depending on the company, there may be a possibility it supports the graduate school efforts of its employees. Speak to the Human Resources department to learn more about the potential funding avenues available.

Graduate students may borrow funds from the federal government under two loan programs: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Perkins Loan Program.

Private financial institutions, including banks and credit unions, offer unsecured educational loans to graduate students. These loans must be repaid with interest. The interest rates, loan amount, and repayment terms are based on the credit worthiness of the borrower.

Federal work study provides students with demonstrated financial need part-time job opportunities that allow them to earn income while they are in graduate school. The program focuses on placing students in community service situations related to the student’s academic course of study. A majority of jobs are on-campus, but some schools may have some off-campus jobs with nonprofit agencies and other groups. It is important to note that some universities may not allow students to use their federal work study for tuition, but other related expenses (e.g. books, fees).


What should a future phd student consider when selecting a program of   study .

Speaking in the humanities, a student is best advised, I think, to select the faculty member with whom he or she wishes to study rather than simply a program. This faculty member becomes the student’s mentor, a relationship that lasts well beyond graduate school years. Because the mentor becomes the student’s primary reference, his or her standing in the field can and does have an impact on pre- and post-doctoral grants a student might win as well as on the student’s success on the academic job market.

It is a delicate balance though, because one must also look at programs that have standing in a particular field and at institutions that can afford to fund their PhD students throughout their graduate years.

Much is made about the saturation of PhD graduates and not enough   positions — both in academic and the private sector. Should that dissuade   a student from pursuing a PhD?

Yes, of course. Again, a PhD is not something that comes easily, and it should not be pursued without a reason for it. On the other hand, for students who are committed to their fields, and for whom that field is a career choice, the PhD is still the only way into the university job market. 

There is a catch-22 in the world of post-graduate education. Research universities need to turn out research, and researchers often depend on their grad students to assist them–in all fields–and departments on their PhD candidates to teach many undergraduate courses. PhD students are thus recruited regardless of the job market for the PhD holders.

The challenges in funding the PhD for me were less about how am I going to pay for this degree, but making the adjustment from being a full-time salaried employee to now, taking a significant pay cut to serve as a graduate assistant.


Potential career earnings should be a significant part of the discussion when considering whether or not to pursue a doctoral degree. Completing an advanced program of study could increase an individual’s earning potential with their current or future employers.

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals a direct correlation between educational attainment and career success—both in employment opportunities and annual salaries. Doctoral degree holders are some of the highest paid professionals in the country. The table below outlines the difference in earnings by degree level in 2014.

source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Earnings and Unemployment by Educational Attainment

Source: National Science Foundation, Survey of Earned Doctorates

In turn, prospective students should consider how their sacrifice of time and money will pay off when they embark in their careers. Some professional fields have a higher return on investment than others. A majority of PhD candidates endeavor to become tenured-track faculty members, but they should realize that academia is one of the lowest paying sectors for individuals with a doctoral degree.

A review of National Science Foundation survey information shows that the best paying professional areas for PhD graduates include Industry and Business—with an average salary of $97,700. At the bottom of the list? Academia.


So, which PhD degrees pay the best?

According to the NSF, business, economics, and engineering are consistently among the best earning academic fields regardless of industry. The following tables outline the highest paying academic fields by professional area of work after graduation.

At the occupational level, 2012 employment research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed the best paying doctoral career was Physicist ($109,600), followed by Astronomers ($105,410), and Engineering Professors ($94,130).

Overall, the top 10 most lucrative PhD careers include the following:


How has earning a phd impacted you personally and professionally.

Personally, the PhD was an incredibly introspective process. I believe for many, they go into the PhD thinking one thing, and come out transformed by the experience. I learned and grew personally in how I harness my self-worth, I grew professionally in my ability to humble myself and authentically listen to the feedback given about my work.

Professionally, I move with a greater level of confidence, I have more insight into my own potential in ways I could have never imagined, and all of that propelled me to write my book, The Invitation to Love.

Through your own experience, what are the biggest mistakes   prospective PhD students make when choosing and/or funding their PhD?

The biggest mistake that perspective students make is doing the degree for the wrong reason. If you are doing the degree for any other reason that self-motivated factors, you will falter. Doing the PhD to cover areas of insecurity, or low self-worth; doing the PhD for the prestige or title sake, those reasons will have you floundering and faltering when the psychological stressors being to weigh heavy.

Did you create a roadmap--financially or academically--to stay on track to   completing your PhD?

Absolutely, you have to have a plan and work that plan. Each Sunday, I would develop the week's action plan, I would carve out everything from when I was doing assignments/research to when I would work out, everything was on a schedule so that even when the fog of the process set in, I had headlights (my schedule) that allowed me to drive consistently when the road ahead was hard to see.


Doctoral education in the U.S. is a varied and broad system, one that has been growing in popularity. In the 2013-2014 academic year, more than 178,000 doctoral degrees were conferred to students nationally, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

In its survey of earned doctorates, the National Science Foundation learned the number of doctoral recipients increased by nearly 30 percent between 2003 and 2013.

The most popular academic areas of study were Engineering and the Physical Sciences.

Within the engineering and physical sciences disciplines, multiple sub-fields have been experiencing explosive interest and enrollments, with some programs (e.g. physics, materials science engineering) growing by more than 70 percent between 2003 and 2013.

According to NSF, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are the most popular doctoral areas of study.

Interestingly, slightly more than 56 percent of graduate students continue into a doctoral program in the same field as their master’s degree. Rates are highest in the humanities, engineering, and social sciences fields.

It requires approximately 7.5 years of study for the average graduate student to complete a doctoral degree after enrolling in graduate school. Education takes the longest — more than 11 years, while the physical sciences and engineering fields only require 6.5 to 6.6 years of study to complete.

According to the NSF, the most common source of funding for doctoral students are teaching and research assistantships. The table below details the primary source of funding for students by academic area of study.

The following table includes a breakout of the primary funding source by major field of study, according the National Science Foundation.

Source: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2013/data-tables.cfm


The ultimate financial goal of any PhD student should be to complete their program successfully and move into a professional career with as little debt as possible. The resources below are available to help students locate scholarships and other funding sources that can help make that goal a reality.

Unigo offers a selection of financial assistance resources for graduate students, including a scholarship directory, a scholarship match tool, educational information on student loans and funding options, and more.

Scholarships.com is a website that provides a selection of financial aid information, including a searchable scholarship directory, insights into funding trends, financial aid calculators, and information about grants and fellowships.

Peterson’s is an educational resource site that includes a searchable scholarship database, articles and advice columns, and a catalog of graduate school profiles.

FinAid.org is an educational resource site that focuses on financial aid and offers information about student loans, federal financial aid, financing a doctoral education, and includes a scholarship search option.

An office of the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid is the country’s largest provider of financial aid. Graduate students can learn about and pally for loans, grants, and work-study funds to pay for their doctoral education.

FastWeb is a financial aid-focused website that offers a searchable scholarship directory that allows students to focus their search to their major area of study, work experience, and personal and professional activities.

Chegg is an online educational portal that not only offers used textbooks, but a scholarship database as well.

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What is a Scholarship?

College scholarships are forms of aid that help students pay for their education. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. Hundreds of thousands of scholarships and fellowships from several thousand sponsors are awarded each year.

How to Find a Scholarship

Generally, scholarships and fellowships are reserved for students with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. Awards are also available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas of the country or who demonstrate financial need.

The best way to find scholarships or internships is to use a personalized search, like  Fastweb , that compares your student profile with a database of awards. Only those awards that fit your profile are identified as matches. Fastweb has the largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database.

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While every scholarship application is different, as well as every applicant, these actions help students prepare:

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Fastweb’s College Scholarship Directory

The Fastweb College Scholarship Directory highlights new and large scholarships by category within Fastweb’s state-of-the-art scholarship database. The directory brings together scholarships by student category and every opportunity is approved the Fastweb research team before it reaches their national scholarship database.

With this directory, students have the opportunity to review scholarships by school year, major, student interests, personal circumstances and much more. This is an excellent tool for all students to help them find scholarships to help pay for school.

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New scholarship program at the U of M School of Public Health aims to increase health equity and strengthen the public health workforce

“Public Health Traineeship” scholarship program covers up to $30,000 in tuition and fees for SPH master of public health students

A new partnership program between the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provides scholarship assistance to students seeking a master of public health (MPH) from SPH. Funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the “Public Health Traineeship” scholarship program focuses on addressing inequities in our public health system, improving emergency preparedness and response, and increasing the size of the public health workforce.

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The COVID-19 pandemic both hastened the shrinking of the public health workforce and revealed long-term disparities in our nation’s public health system. A key goal of the Public Health Traineeship scholarship program is to address both of these issues, says SPH professor and associate dean Elizabeth Wattenberg.

“The pandemic showed us that we need more people in our governmental public health workforce, and we need to address the historic inequalities and disparities that plague our public health system,” Wattenberg says. “The two main themes of this scholarship program are health equity and emergency preparedness; this funding from HRSA will allow SPH and MDH to directly address both challenges.”

Wattenberg said SPH received the grant because the school has an outstanding public health educational program, exceptional faculty and staff to support public health trainees, and a long-standing relationship with MDH that will allow students to work directly in governmental public health — participants in the program are required to complete a three-month, applied-practice internship at MDH.

SPH administrators estimate that 45 scholarships covering tuition and fees will be awarded during the initial, three-year, $1.5 million grant. Students who have been admitted to a residential SPH MPH program will be eligible to apply for the next round of scholarships. New applicants to the program must be students who will begin their MPH programs in Fall 2023. Incoming students will be notified when the application opens.

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