UConn and the Department of Anthropology endeavor to provide eight semesters of funding to each graduate student who performs well in the program. Normally this is in the form of teaching assistantships, although some students are funded through faculty research grants. Additional sources of funding at UConn can be found on the Graduate School website (http://www.grad.uconn.edu).
Students are also encouraged to apply for externally funded fellowships, such as the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
or the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
UConn Graduate assistantships include tuition waivers and health insurance. Figures on current graduate stipends can be found on the Graduate School website where available student benefits are also described. Nominal increases in stipends can be expected when the student is awarded the MA and successfully passes the PhD exam. Modest summer fellowships to fund exploratory fieldwork are awarded by the Department of Anthropology through an annual competition. Normally students seek external funding to finance their dissertation research. Upon return from the field, the student may request one further year of funding for the data analysis and write-up phase of the dissertation. Such an award will normally include some teaching duties.