main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

main menu

Financial Support for Musicology Graduate Students

All students admitted to the PhD program in Musicology are provided with five-year funding packages. Students are supported each term either through an appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) or through a fellowship, as detailed below. It is typical for students to serve as GSIs for approximately three years during the five-year funding period.  All funding is conditional upon satisfactory progress toward the degree and satisfactory fulfillment of teaching obligations. 

Funding amounts for 2015-2016 academic year

  • Graduate Student Instructor assignments provide a full tuition waiver, GradCare medical insurance, and a stipend of $19,350/year ($9,675/semester) in exchange for teaching and related duties.
  • Regents Fellowships provide a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $19,000/year ($9,500/semester).
  • Rackham Candidacy Fellowships provide a candidacy tuition waiver, GradCare medical insurance, and a stipend of $9,500/semester.  
  • Rackham Dissertation Fellowships provide a candidacy tuition waiver, GradCare medical insurance, and a stipend of $19,000/year.
  • Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowships provide candidacy tuition and a stipend of $9,500 for one term for students in the final stages of their dissertations.

Funding beyond the fifth year is not guaranteed; however, graduate students may qualify for additional support, including teaching opportunities, fellowships, and tuition-only fellowships.  In addition, a number of selective fellowships are awarded to advanced students from across the University, including the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and the U-M Institute for the Humanities.  Rackham supplies complete and detailed information on their  administered fellowships and grants.

Students are also encouraged to apply for funding from other sources. In addition to providing financial assistance, outside awards serve as formal recognition of significant accomplishments and promise as researchers and teachers. The Rackham Graduate School maintains a useful site devoted to other funding sources.

The Department of Musicology and the Rackham Graduate School also maintain programs that provide travel funding to students to present at professional conferences and to perform research at the pre-candidate and dissertation levels.

main navigation bar - top row

main navigation bar - bottom row

Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

×