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Financial Support

Admitted students are guaranteed a package of financial funding which provides full support (covering tuition and fees), stipends for each fall and winter semester, comprehensive health insurance, and limited financial assistance (at least $2,500 annually) for approved summer projects.

Every student receives some Fellowship support and teaches as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for at least two semesters in the course of their time in the Program. All IPCAA students receive full Fellowship support throughout their first year in the Program. Subject to satisfactory progress through the Program (as assessed by the faculty), students at present receive support for six years or until the completion of their dissertation — whichever comes first.

Funding details vary greatly according to individual circumstances — hence the brevity of these general remarks. But here are two examples of how the overall pattern of funding might look in actual cases:

Student A

Year 1 LSA Regents Fellowship (Fall + Winter terms)
Year 2 GSI (Fall); LSA Regents Fellowship (Winter)
Year 3 LSA Regents Fellowship (Fall); GSI (Winter)
Year 4 Rackham Candidacy fellowship (Spring/Summer/Fall);Kelsey Museum Research Assistantship (Winter)
Year 5 Dissertation research abroad (external fellowship support)
Year 6 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (12 months)

Student B

Year 1 Rackham Recruitment Fellowship (Fall + Winter terms)
Year 2 GSI (Fall + Winter terms)
Year 3 GSI (Fall + Winter terms)
Year 4 At American School of Classical Studies in Athens (with a School Fellowship)  
Year 5 Dissertation research abroad, with a fellowship from IPCAA (Fall); Rackham 1-term Fellowship (Winter)
Year 6 Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship (12 months)