PhD Fellowships | Advancement

PhD Fellowships

Help us make the world ever better by supporting our PhD students. Your generosity can increase the number of PhD students in our programs, support their research and ease their financial burdens. These students are doing work that affects - and even transforms – the way we look at and understand our world.

The University of Rochester offers PhD programs in all of its schools

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
The Eastman School of Music
The School of Medicine and Dentistry
The School of Nursing
The Simon Business School
The Warner School of Education

Meet outstanding PhD students

Jacquelyn Gillette
'14S (MS), '16S (PhD)
Assistant Professor of Accounting,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Sloan School of Management

Stefan Love
'10E (MA), '11E (PhD)
Assistant Professor of Music Theory,
University of Massachusetts Amherst

LaRon Nelson
'02N, '04N (MS), '09N (PhD)
Dean's Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities,
Assistant Professor of Nursing,
Associate Director of International Research at the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Rochester

GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE A MAJOR PRESENCE AT ROCHESTER

3,200

FULL-TIME STUDENTS

1,400

PART-TIME STUDENTS

300

PhD

STUDENTS

ADMITTED EACH YEAR

95

COUNTRIES
REPRESENTED

45

PhD

PROGRAMS

225

MASTER'S
PROGRAMS

20

NON-PhD PROFESSIONAL DOCTORAL PROGRAMS (DEGREES IN EDUCATION, MUSICAL, ARTS, NURSING PRACTICE, AND MEDICINE)

About PhD Fellowships

Fellowships are PhD students’ equivalent of scholarships. As independent young adults, most PhD students lack parental support or savings with which to launch their careers. Many bring with them substantial debt from undergraduate study. We lose the best graduate applicants to better-funded peer universities when our financial offers, typically including tuition waiver and a cost of living stipend, fail to compete.

When your gift supports fellowships, you enable our outstanding graduate programs to make strong offers and bring in more students, and you enable students to proudly identify themselves as holders of prestigious fellowships as they focus on their studies rather than on making ends meet. Fellowships are awarded by the central University Office of Graduate Studies based on faculty ratings of the best and brightest applicants across all PhD programs.

How You Can Help Advance Knowledge

The University’s schools and departments invest some operating funds to support our PhD students – funds that are already stretched thin by faculty and staff salaries. Because resources are constrained, these schools and departments must limit the number of PhD students they can support.

Help us make the world ever better. Your generosity can increase the number of PhD students in our programs, support their research, and ease their financial burdens. These students are doing work that affects—and even transforms—the way we look at and understand our world.

Your help can make a significant difference, as our ability to attract the best and brightest students depends significantly on the financial package we can provide them. Please join us.

For more information about supporting PhD Fellowships, contact:

Stephen A. Dare
Senior Associate Vice President
University Advancement
(585)275-7530