All doctoral students not already receiving a scholarship from a national or international institute, foundation or organization will receive a stipend (or graduate assistantship) worth $26,000 for the academic year 2015/2016. In addition, there is full remission of tuition, plus payment of additional student fees and single student health insurance.
These awards are renewed annually for all students who remain in good academic standing, for a total of five years. No service-related functions (e.g., teaching and laboratory assistantships) are required.
All students are expected to devote full time (12 months per year) to their academic and research training.
Opportunities exist for the awarding of special fellowships or scholarships—not only are these prestigious awards but they also carry a modest increase in stipend levels.
An example would be the Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellowships (awarded jointly to students at the University of Cincinnati, Dartmouth College and Harvard University).
Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for external fellowships to support their research studies—success in such applications will also result in a meritorious increase in the basic stipend level.