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Fellowships for Mathematics Ph.D. Students at KU

The principal form of support for most Ph.D. students is a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. The Department and the University offer several other forms of support for our graduate students.

Fellowships for incoming and first year students

The Self Graduate Fellowship supports exceptional Ph.D. students in a number of areas, including mathematics, who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. Departments nominate applicants who have a record of academic excellence and who fit the Self Graduate Fellow Profile. Self Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $30,500 per year for four years and participate in the distinctive Fellow Development Program.

The Department will award one Dean's Doctoral Fellowship and one University Graduate Fellowship to two outstanding doctoral students starting in Fall 2017. These are five-year fellowships that combine GRA and GTA appointments. Both fellowships include GRA appointments for the first year, and the Dean's Fellowship includes in addition a GRA appointment for the fifth year. The University Graduate Fellowship is designated for a first-year student from an underrepresented minority within mathematics (including women, first-generation college students, or students of Native American, African-American, or Latino/a heritage).

In addition, the Graduate Committe nominates promising incoming students for several Graduate School Fellowships.

Fellowships for more advanced students

Thanks to our generous alumni, the Derpartment is able to offer summer fellowships to doctoral students who have passed their qualifying exams. Students and are eligible for up to three years of summer support.

Academic-year Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are sometimes available, typically depending on individual faculty members' grants. GRAs are generally given to students already working on their dissertations.

Both the Graduate School and the Department of Mathematics provide various forms of financial support for graduate students to attend conferences and professional meetings.