We are committed to excellence in research and teaching, to methodological excellence, and to interdisciplinarity. We have grown from 35 Ph.D. students in 2008 to 52 Ph.D. students today. Our students benefit from the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars; they enjoy access to first rate libraries, a variety of research centers and institutes, and strong support for their own scholarship – from fieldwork to methods workshops to conference travel.
Incoming doctoral students receive five years of guaranteed financial support, including summers, a stipend, tuition remission, a health-services fee, and health and dental insurance. The Graduate School guarantees a sixth year of funding for all doctoral students in good standing in the humanities and social sciences. There are also additional interdisciplinary fellowship opportunities at Brown which many of our students secure.
Overall, Brown provides in-depth research and pedagogical training through research and coauthorship opportunities with faculty, as well as to be Teaching Fellows.