The principal form of support for most Ph.D. students is a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The Department and the University offer several other forms of support for our graduate students.
Fellowships for incoming and first year students
The Self Graduate Fellowship supports exceptional Ph.D. students in a number of areas, including mathematics, who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. Departments nominate applicants who have a record of academic excellence and who fit the Self Graduate Fellow Profile. 2020-2021 Self Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $32,000 per year for four years and participate in the distinctive Fellow Development Program.
In addition, the Graduate Committee nominates promising incoming students for several Graduate School Fellowships.
Fellowships for more advanced students
Thanks to our generous alumni, the Department is able to offer summer fellowships to doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams. Students are eligible for up to three years of summer support.
Academic-year Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are sometimes available, typically depending on individual faculty members' grants. GRAs are generally given to students already working on their dissertations.
Both the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics provide various forms of financial support for graduate students to attend conferences and professional meetings.