PhD Funding

Admitted doctoral students receive up to five years of guaranteed financial support through Brown's Five-Year Guarantee. We encourage PhD applicants to maximize funding sources:

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Five-Year Guarantee

Admitted doctoral students receive up to five years of guaranteed financial support, including a stipend, tuition remission, a health services fee, and health and dental insurance subsidies as well as four summers of support. This financial support applies to domestic and foreign students.
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Automatic Consideration for Brown Fellowships

No additional application required.

Presidential Fellowships: Awarded to some of the most outstanding applicants to doctoral programs across the disciplines at Brown.
Diversity Fellowships: Intended to diversify doctoral programs, with priority given to students from historically underrepresented groups.
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Apply for External Fellowships

Many of our PhD students also apply for outside funding. The Graduate School provides incentives to encourage students to compete for funding from institutions, foundations, and governmental agencies.

In addition, ASPPH offers a list of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

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Make an Informed Decision

Our graduates benefit from strong placement rates (99% within 6 months) and diverse career outcomes.
Be sure to factor in Providence's cost of living and the School's Walk Score (88) when comparing schools.
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Pursue Opportunities for Current Students

After you enroll at Brown, you are eligible to apply for additional funding opportunities, including:

Conference travel funding from the Graduate School for students presenting at academic conferences.
Doctoral students who present original work at academic conferences can request up to $400 in support from the School of Public Health. These funds are intended to cover related travel expenses not covered by the Graduate School.
Graduate Student Council stipends for conference and dissertation/field work related travel expenses.
Doctoral Research Travel Grants/Awards
International Travel Funds
Global Mobility Research Fellowship
Special awards such as the Nora Kahn Piore Award for Health Services Scholars.