Financial Support

All PhD students enrolled in the Division of the Social Sciences will be funded for the duration of their program with funding support from the University of Chicago, external sources, or a combination of the two, regardless of citizenship or other factors. Funding support includes a full-tuition scholarship, health insurance premium (for the student only), coverage of the Graduate Student Services Fee, and a living stipend. The guaranteed minimum annualized funding level for the 2023-2024 year is $37,000.

Students who remain in good academic standing may be enrolled in the program for up to eight years.

For an overview of tuition, fees, and fellowships visit the Division of the Social Sciences website.

External Fellowships

The University of Chicago’s fellowship program is designed to help students plan for the expenses of graduate education. In distributing aid each year, the University presumes that fellowships will be renewed for students who have demonstrated strong performance. For additional support during the first years of graduate study, students are strongly encouraged to apply for non-University fellowships, including National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and Ford Foundation Fellowships. Some international students may be eligible for graduate scholarships from their own countries, and should apply for these. Many students also receive Foreign Language and Areas Studies (FLAS) Title VI Fellowships to study in East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Eastern Europe, or South Asia. For more detailed information on fellowships and grants from external sources, consult the Fellowship Directories on this website.

The Anthropology Department keeps regularly updated directories of sources of funding for all levels of graduate study: Pre-Field, Field Work, Dissertation Write-up, and announcements of fellowship opportunities are regularly circulated on the Departmental e-mail network. The Department also maintains a reference collection of successful grant/fellowship application proposals in Haskell 119. It is the responsibility of each student to initiate applications for financial support. 

Student Employment

 Students seeking part-time non-academic employment in the University, but outside the Department, should see the UChicagoGRAD Gargoyle Job Board. There are occasionally jobs within the Department itself which may be applied for through the Administrator for Faculty Affairs (Haskell 112), who may also know of Department faculty who are seeking research assistance.