Financial Support

Typically, all astronomy graduate students are fully supported financially by the IfA. (Rare exceptions are students who have the opportunity to move into their new jobs while still writing the final stages of their dissertations.) The most common kind of financial support is a graduate assistantship, though some students are supported by NASA or NSF fellowships.

During the summer months, students typically supplement their income as follows:

The ARCS Foundation awards scholarships to graduate students who have advanced to candidacy:

The following page lists some other potential funding sources. Please email the Graduate Chair (gradchair AT with any additional suggestions.