All applicants admitted to the doctoral program receive full financial support. We also aim to allow students as much freedom as possible in choosing research directions, subject to the interests and expertise of the faculty who are available to oversee the work.
We encourage students to seek their own external funding, since often the award is prestigious or provides an opportunity to make professional connections. The department will also supplement the stipends of students with an outside fellowship to meet (and usually exceed) the stipends of students with internal funding. To any student whose spouse earns less than $200 per month, the CSD pays a dependency allowance that is 10 percent of the student's SCS monthly stipend per dependent.
Click here for a list of popular fellowship and external funding opportunities.