The majority of graduate student funding is awarded through the departments. The main sources of student support are usually in the form of either:
Departments may award teaching or research assistantships, which provide a stipend, tuition waiver and partial insurance coverage. All full-time graduate students in good standing are eligible for these awards, regardless of financial need.
Departments may provide students with funding through training grants, providing graduate students the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with mentors and other graduate students on specific long-term projects. Primarily science, engineering and social science departments offer this type of grant. The primary focus is on completion of the PhD. Students should consult directly with their home department to find out what opportunities are available in this area.
Questions? Students should contact their department with any questions regarding these types of funding.