Ph.D. Program

Financial Aid and Fellowships

The Jackson School aims to provide competitive financial packages for all admitted and current doctoral students. Determinations about financial awards are made at the time of admission and during the course of a student’s residency in the Jackson School. Funding guarantees for consecutive years is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress.

While students are expected to pursue their own funding sources and full funding is not currently guaranteed, all accepted doctoral candidates will automatically be considered for the Ph.D. Program Fellowships, as well as Teaching Assistantship (TA), and Research Assistantship (RA) support in the Jackson School.

Financial support is available on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in the form of Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. Incoming and doctoral students may also be nominated for some of the UW Graduate School’s competitive Graduate Diversity Fellowships.

Additional funding and support for doctoral students can also come from the graduate area programs as well as other sources in the Jackson School.

Doctoral Travel and Research Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the Jackson Foundation, the Ph.D. Program is able to support fieldwork by our doctoral students. These grants, given out on a competitive basis, will specifically support student travel and research plans to advance their dissertation work.