The fellowship information provided here applies only to the 31 Arts and Sciences Ph.D. programs. Ph.D. programs in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Engineering, Journalism, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Teachers College are administered and funded through the Dean’s Offices of each respective school. Ph.D. students in these programs should consult the Dean’s Offices of their individual schools to learn about the policies and resources that apply to them.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, through individual departments, awards fellowships solely on the basis of demonstrated academic merit in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Students admitted to an Arts and Sciences Ph.D. program receive a a commitment of multi-year support as indicated in the official letter of admission from the dean. This multi-year support is composed of a combination of fellowships and teaching or research assistantships.
All departments provide a nine-month standard stipend, the level of which is established each spring for the following academic year. Natural sciences departments supplement the stipend and/or provide summer research appointments. Humanities and social sciences departments also provide annual summer fellowships. Multi-year fellowships also cover tuition, the Health Service Fee and basic medical insurance premiums under the University's Student Health Insurance Program and the University Facilities Fee. Incoming students may apply for University housing through the University's Office of University Apartment Housing (UAH). Students who sign a UAH lease are eligible to remain in housing for up to five years. UAH policies govern the application process as well as the terms for remaining in University housing.
In signifying acceptance of a fellowship award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a student acknowledges his or her understanding of the fellowship regulations stated in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletin regarding registration and maintaining New York City residence.
Continuing support is contingent upon the Fellow's making a good faith effort to obtain outside funding and meeting the standards for performance and satisfactory progress established by the program and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Failure to maintain satisfactory progress or, in the case of student officers, failure to discharge responsibly pedagogical or research duties may result in the loss of funding. Upon completing the multi-year package, students still within their seventh year of study may be eligible for limited additional support that is awarded on a competitive basis.
Students who win external funding should refer to the External Fellowship Policy. It is the responsibility of the Fellow to report outside awards to the Office of Financial Aid for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.