All doctoral students get some summer support. Beginning in September 2010, the Graduate School started offering incoming doctoral students four summers of support, up from three. This support is intended for students to conduct research, study for their preliminary examinations, work on their dissertations, etc. — however it can do the most good in helping students advance toward their degrees.
Students in the physical and life sciences are supported through the summer on grant and department-based funding. Summer funding for students in the humanities and social sciences, and a few other programs, is paid by the Graduate School at a rate of $2,500 for the summer.
As with all issues related to financial support, students with questions should contact their program chair or director of graduate study.