The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and Teachers College make every effort to provide funding to incoming doctoral students. Assistance can come in many forms, including, but not limited to, college fellowships, research assistantships on funded projects, and teaching assistantships. Funding information is provided upon acceptance into the program.
Some doctoral candidates apply for grants through the National Institutes of Health, the Administration for Families and Children, the Spencer Foundation or the ASHFoundation. Some also rely on federal student loans to help them defray living expenses. For funding opportunities through Teachers College (such as the Provost's Grant for Professional Development, Dean's Grant for Student Research, Research Dissertation Fellowship, Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Morton T. Embree Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and Aid for Dissertation Advisement), see http://www.tc.columbia.edu/admissions/financial-aid/financial-aid-sources/fellowships-and-grants/.
Below are descriptions of some of the awards received by our doctoral students:
Provost's Grant for Professional Development
The Provost's Grant for Professional Development offers funding opportunities for eligible Teachers College Master's and Doctoral students who are presenting at an academic conference. The awards are exclusively to help students defray some of the travel and hospitality costs to attend and present at an academic conference. The student's presentation may be in any format (i.e., workshop, lecture, panel, poster session, etc.) and may be proposed on his/her own or with others (i.e., other students, faculty, etc.). The application for the Provost's Grant for Professional Development is open year round.
Dean's Grant for Student Research
Teachers College continues its tradition of supporting student research through the Dean's Grant for Student Research. Awards of up to $2,000 will be made to students who submit the strongest proposals for research that has educational implications for the field and for the academic program at Teachers College. The number of grants given is dependent upon annual funding.
Research Dissertation Fellowship
Research Dissertation Fellowship applicants pursue basic and applied research spanning diverse disciplines. This research should concentrate on advancing knowledge and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected research journals in the field of inquiry. The award of $6,000 is paid to a student's account in $3,000 installments. The first is paid in the Fall and the second in the Spring after the College's drop/add end date. Awards are paid only to students who are registered in the semester for which the award of $3,000 is to be made. Fellowship recipients are awarded $6,000 to supplement academic-related tuition, living, research, or research-related travel expenses.