Fellowships & Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities

Each spring semester, all students who wish to be considered for departmental funding must complete a financial aid application. The Graduate Advisory Committee, sometimes known as the Financial Aid or Funding Committee, evaluates the financial aid applications and student files to make recommendations for financial aid. In large measure, financial aid is based on two separate factors: the extent to which you are making satisfactory progress and the amount of funds made available to our department by the College of Arts and Sciences. The committee makes funding decisions, which are conveyed to graduate students in writing around the end of spring semester, with continuing notification as AI positions open throughout the summer. Graduate education in the department is funded primarily through associate instructorships and fellowships.

Funding through campus centers

The Center on American Politics
  • Conference travel
  • Research
  • Summer

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The Ostrom Workshop
  • Promotes interdisciplinary study of institutions, incentives, and behavior as they relate to policy relevant applications
  • Research
  • Summer

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