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Stanford commits to 12-month funding for all PhD students

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Image credit: L.A. Cicero
Jul 23 2020
Announcement, Education, Stanford, Students, VPGE

Beginning with the new academic year, every Stanford PhD student will be eligible to receive 12 months of funding each year, for as long as five years.

The commitment, announced by Provost Persis Drell this week, should help ease doctoral students’ affordability concerns, which have become even more pronounced during the COVID-19 crisis.

Drell said she is allocating funds, beginning with the 2020-21 academic year, that will allow any Stanford PhD student in good academic standing to receive this minimum funding commitment.

“I am glad we are able to make this permanent commitment to our PhD students,” she said, “and I am grateful to the deans of our seven schools, whose ongoing collaboration helps ensure that these students receive the support they need to make steady progress.”

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