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Summer Support

All doctoral students receive summer support. This support is intended to support students in advancing toward the completion of their degree, such as by conducting research, studying for their preliminary examinations, or working on their dissertations.

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 normally paid by the Graduate School.

Summer funding is paid over three months on the last business day of each month.    

As with all issues related to financial support, students with questions should contact their program chair or director of graduate study.