PhD Program Funding: 5 Ways to Pay for Graduate School

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While balancing your priorities as a PhD student can be difficult, the good news is that there are many different opportunities to secure funding for your academic endeavors. Whether you’re just applying to graduate school or have already enrolled, here are five ways to pay for graduate school.

Funding for Students Applying to Graduate School

Fully-Funded Degree Programs. This list of programs from ProFellow is worth exploring if you have not yet settled on a PhD program.

Funding for Students Currently Enrolled in PhD Programs

Mercatus Center Funding. The Mercatus Center offers several funding and fellowship opportunities for PhD studies in a variety of fields.

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship. Current and future PhD students can apply to receive up to $15,000 in financial assistance as well as access to a wide variety of career advancing programming through this Fellowship.


IHS Hayek Fund for Scholars. IHS can help cover travel costs and other career-related expenses for students conducting research, presenting at conferences, etc.


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