All admitted doctoral students receive full tuition scholarships covering the annual cost of graduate study. In addition, doctoral students also generally receive fellowship stipends of $16,000 per year for four years.
An application automatically makes students eligible for two University-wide fellowships: the Sproull Fellowship and the Dean's Graduate Fellowship. Both of these stipends currently provide $22,000 to eligible students during years they receive the fellowship.
Students may elect to participate in the College Writing Program during their third and fourth years, for a total compensation of $15,000 in each of those years. Students participating in the program will also receive a $3,000 grant for training. In this program, students will design and run their own section of the "Writing and Reasoning" course taught through the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students participating in the College Writing Program are also eligible to teach such courses in their fifth and sixth year of study for additional compensation.
The Writing Center, which is part of the College of Arts and
Science, provides extra stipends ($1,500 per course) to History students
who participate in the teaching of CAS 105: Writing and Reasoning in
the College. The final two years of the History Department Fellowship
is provided in conjunction with the Writing Program.
Participation in the Writing Program allows graduate students to develop their own courses. A $2,000 grant is provided to students to participate in English 571, a pedagogy course to train instructors.
Graduate students can also apply for Writing Fellowships in their fifth and sixth years. Currently these fellowhips provide $12,000 to eligible students.
The Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellowship
The Sproull Fellowships are provided to twelve promising graduate students from all disciplines upon admission to the University of Rochester. This fellowship, which can be granted for up to two years, allows students to pursue their dissertation work independent of teaching requirements and currently grants $20,000 to the chosen student.
Prospective graduate students are automatically considered for these fellowships.
The Provost's Fellowships
Provost's Fellowships are granted to doctoral students in all disciplines from underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens. The fellowship can be granted for up to two years.
Graduate students are nominated by their department for this award.
The Raymond N. Ball Dissertation-Year Fellowship
The Ball Fellowship provides a one-year dissertation fellowship award to an outstanding fifth-year graduate student in the humanities, economics, or business administration. The award is made by the University dean of graduate studies based on nominations from the relevant departments.
Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowship for Graduate Studies
The Douglass Institute offers a fellowship that includes a tuition scholarship and a stipend of $18,000 in an academic year.
Douglass Fellows are expected to participate in programs with faculty and students, must make two presentations based upon their research and contribute to African and African-American studies at the University of Rochester.
Susan B. Anthony Institute For Gender and Women's Studies
The Susan B. Anthony Institue for Gender and Women's Studies offers grants for teaching, research and dissertation work.
The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers grants to support research in gender and women's studies by University of Rochester graduate students. Proposals may include such items as travel to professional conferences (in cases where the applicant is on the program), travel for research purposes, and expenses connected with research.
The Susan B. Anthony Teaching Fellowship is awarded to graduate students who teach Women's Studies 100, Introduction to Women's Studies, a 2-credit course. This Teaching Fellowship will offer an award of $2,500 for an individual graduate student.
The Susan B. Anthony Dissertation Award is given to the University of Rochester Ph.D. candidate with the most distinguished dissertation in women's and/or gender studies. The Dissertation Award amount is $1,000 and was awarded for the first time in Spring 2005.