All students admitted to Brown’s PhD program in anthropology are offered a generous, 5-year funding packages that covers tuition and provides an annual living expense stipend.  Our annual cohort size of entering students is large enough to have lively, stimulating discussions in seminar courses but small enough to maximize the financial support we can provide and to ensure that faculty can provide intensive mentorship for each student.  As a supplement to the funding packages offered to all of the students, the department and the university has a wide range of additional funds available to graduate students, on either a competitive or need-based basis.  For more information about the graduate student funding package, see the Graduate School website.

External Funding

Entering students are strongly encouraged to apply for additional external funding to support their time at Brown, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

As Ph.D. students complete their coursework it is typical to pursue external funding to support their upcoming fieldwork. Some of these opportunities can be found on a student-generated list, here (you must have a Brown email to access this list).

For further information about external funding opportunities, visit the Graduate School’s website.

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