Funding

Students enrolled full-time in Laney Graduate School doctoral programs are eligible for full or partial tuition scholarships. In addition, full-time doctoral students may receive stipends and/or salaries from university or external sources, which are paid through the university's payroll system.

Provided below are helpful resources for financial assistance and funding:

  • Overview of Financial Assistance - Each year the Department of History admits a limited number of new students to the PhD program. Currently, all incoming students receive a stipend of at least $24,000, tuition scholarship, and a health insurance subsidy that covers 100% of the cost of Emory's student health insurance for five years, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance. In addition, the Laney Gradaute School supports outstanding applicants with three types of admissions fellowships.

  • Admissions Fellowships - 1) George W. Woodruff Fellowship, 2) Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship, and 3) Laney Graduate Fellowship, which either provide full stipend support at a higher stipend level than the base stipend or supplement the base stipend provided by the Laney Graduate School, are offered on a competitive basis. Programs nominate students for these fellowships based on their qualifications, and nominees are reviewed by faculty committees at the Laney Graduate School level. Once the program is alerted to these decisions admitted students are notified. All fellowship awards are made on the basis of merit and are renewed annually contingent upon satisfactory academic performance.

  • Professional Development Support Funds - these available funds can be used for research, training, and conference attendance. Of particular note, these funds can be used for research and travel early in a student's career that permit preparation for the dissertation prospectus and facilitate successful application for major external grants.