Doctoral Fellowships, Assistantships, and Tuition

Merit-Based Financial Support of Ph.D. Students

Most Ph.D. students applying for admission to the programs in the Graduate School–New Brunswick are provided with one to five years of support at the time of an offer of admission. The forms of support include fellowships, teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships, or a combination of these. All of these forms of support include remission of tuition. Teaching and research assistantships also provide remission of student fees and health benefits. To be considered for these forms of support, apply directly to the graduate program of interest.

Competitive Fellowships for Ph.D. Students

The Graduate School hosts competitive fellowship opportunities for Ph.D. students.

  • Presidential Fellowships in all Ph.D. programs in the school. Exceptional candidates are nominated by their program for consideration.
  • Bevier and University Dissertation Fellowships in all Ph.D. programs. Ph.D. candidates entering their final year of studies are invited to apply. Deadline is February 15. Applications are submitted to the director of the specific graduate program for consideration by a campuswide faculty committee.

Competitive Nationwide Training Opportunities for Ph.D. Students

The Graduate School–New Brunswick also participates in competitive nationwide training opportunities for Ph.D. students. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

  • Opportunities at the interface of psychology, computer science, cognitive science, and linguistics

Department of Education GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need)

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Biotechnology Training Program

National Institutes of Health Training Grants

  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: Biotechnology
  • Toxicology

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Science Foundation

  • GK12 (Graduate Education and K-12)
    Campuswide opportunity for Ph.D. students in all science, math, and engineering fields to work in partnership with middle school educators and the Rutgers Science Explorer
  • MetroMath: The Center for Mathematics in America's Cities

Need-Based Financial Aid

Graduate students in all programs who are U.S. students and permanent residents may apply for grants, loans, and part-time employment by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need-based aid must be requested by March 15 for the subsequent fall term.