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Stipends and Fellowships

All new students receive full tuition remission and a base stipend of $25,000 (over 10 months) for four years, which is not tied to work responsibilities. In some cases, students may be awarded competitive fellowships upon admission, which supplement or replace the base stipend.

Students are encouraged to apply for additional funding opportunities in the form of research and teaching fellowships as well as dissertation grants. Fellowship opportunities may occur as early as the first semester of satisfactory academic progress.

Additional funding opportunities include:

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships

These fellowships encourage women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and scholarly professions. All Olin Fellows receive full tuition remission for up to four years, provided they continue to make satisfactory academic progress. Fellows are also eligible for stipends equal to or in excess of the base stipend, as well as a grant to defray the cost of professional travel.

Women wishing to become candidates for the Olin Fellowship competition are required to complete a separate Olin application by the application deadline, in addition to their application for PhD admission. Applicants must be graduates of a baccalaureate institution in the United States. For more information, visit the Olin Fellowship website.

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowships

These fellowships are earmarked for students interested in becoming college or university professors, and further enhancing the diversity of graduate education. Taking into account academic excellence, experiences and attributes, students who would contribute to the diversity of Washington University are selected. Learn more about the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowships.

Training Fellowships from the Center for Mental Health Services Research

With three years of tuition and stipend support from the National Institute of Mental Health, this fellowship focuses on preparing researchers to investigate such issues as the access, organization and effectiveness of mental health services, particularly for clients in social service sectors of care. Visit the Center for Mental Health Services Research website to learn more.

The Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research (TranSTAR)

This program offers three years of tuition and stipend support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). TranSTAR aims to produce a group of well-trained addictions researchers, with state-of-the-art knowledge of addictions services, delivered in non-specialty settings, and particularly targeted to underserved and vulnerable populations. TranSTAR emphasizes the importance of understanding protective and modifiable risk factors and co-occurring and comorbid conditions that “inform, influence and interact” with drug use, abuse, dependence and addictive behaviors. The program prepares trainees for academic research placements in tenure-track or postdoctoral fellowship positions. Learn more.

Additional Funding and Loans

The Brown School provides additional financial support to doctoral students, such as travel subsidies for professional conferences. Advanced doctoral students are encouraged to apply for both internal and external dissertation awards.

Loans are available to graduate students whose financial need is not otherwise met. Applications should be made to the Graduate School.

Note: International students may receive a university fellowship and stipend, however, they are not eligible for federal financial aid loans and are asked to contact our PhD Office for information on non-federal assistance. We urge you to apply to the program early so that awards may be secured well in advance of the fall term.