Financial Support

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The University of Kentucky has significant financial resources available to support Sociology graduate students throughout their program.

All full-time students admitted to the Sociology Ph.D. Program are provided with five-year funding packages. Typically, each funding package consists of teaching or research assistantship, a full tuition waiver, and a student health insurance.  Some of our students have been successful in securing fellowships, scholarships, or grants from the Graduate School (see http://www.gradschool.uky.edu/), the College of Arts and Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and other founding organizations in order to assist their graduate training.

In addition, the Department of Sociology offers Howard Beers Summer Fellowships to support doctoral students for their pre-dissertation research. Doctoral students can apply to both the Department and Graduate School for conference travel scholarships before presenting their work at professional conferences or attend professional development workshops (e.g., ICPSR). 

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