Fellowships and awards for graduate students vary widely; they range from small internal awards that help defray costs for travel, to fellowships that cover costs for a full year of study or research. Although IPCAA students are encouraged to apply for fellowships throughout their career, fellowship applications become particularly critical after the student has achieved Candidacy and is embarking on dissertation research.
IPCAA students may also apply to the IPCAA Director for occasional Conference Travel Awards of up to $300 and for regular Summer Research Awards of up to $2,500. Additional research awards may also be available during the academic year depending on a student's particular needs and the program's current financial situation. IPCAA encourages its students to inquire about these options with our faculty and/or administrators.
Other major funding resources available to IPCAA students are listed below (both internal and external sources). For more complete details students should consult the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Students funding page.
A special note regarding Rackham Graduate Student Research Grants: If you are awarded an Rackham Graduate Research Grant, IPCAA will request that Rackham deposit your grant into an IPCAA account created specifically for these awards. Once IPCAA receives your award, the program will distribute your funds through the Financial Aid system and will forward your relevant travel/research budgets (if applicable) to the Office of Financial Aid to satisfy their reporting regulations for student payment for non-employment purposes.
The University of Michigan provides a wide range of funding to candidates in Ph.D. programs. We hope the resources provided on the internal funding resources page help you find the support you need.
In addition to U-M's funding resources, you may want to browse the external funding page to find the extra support you need.