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Financial Support

The basic financial support package for graduates in the Joukowsky Institute is provided by the Graduate School through a variety of means over the course of a student’s career at Brown. These include fellowships, teaching fellowships (when a graduate creates and teaches his or her own class), teaching assistantships (when a graduate works closely with a professor and a class), and proctorships (non-instructional academic employment). The last category can include a range of responsibilities, such as working with Institute collections, in the library, with computer facilities, or organizing seminar series and other events. The Graduate School and the Joukowsky Institute view teaching appointments and proctorships as prime opportunities to gain professional and pedagogical experience.

Incoming students are guaranteed five years of support, and four years of supplemental summer funding. The Graduate School also offers funding for conference travel, research travel, as well as language training free to eligible students.

In addition, the Joukowsky Institute offers, by application to the Director and the Director of Graduate Studies, funding for research and travel, or other dissertation-related expenses.

Students are also encouraged to seek out other Fellowships and Awards.