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How Ph.D. Students Get Paid

March 16, 2023

The most common questions (and biggest misconceptions) about getting a PhD revolve around money. Maybe you’ve heard that PhD students get paid just to study, or maybe you’ve even heard that PhD students don’t get paid ...

Is Getting a PhD Worth It?

February 8, 2023

Perhaps you’re finishing up a bachelor’s or master’s degree; maybe you’ve hit a wall in your career. Now you’re wondering: should I get a PhD? In the long run, is this the best choice for my career and personal goals?  ...

Financial Advice for Graduate Students: 4 Tips

November 14, 2022

Without a doubt, graduate school is a major financial investment, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a financial rabbit hole.  In addition to strengthening your academic, research, and career skills, your time in ...

Moody Graduate School Interview: Rachel Ball-Phillips, Ph.D. — Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

July 18, 2022

Being awarded a research fellowship is a key way to fund your graduate school research, while also giving your research prestige and credibility. This extra stamp of approval on your research can be especially helpful ...

How to Pay for a PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Students, Research Funding, and More

February 1, 2021

If you've ever considered earning a doctorate, one of the questions you've undoubtedly asked yourself is "how will I pay for a Ph.D.?"  The good news is, most doctoral students receive fellowships and research funding ...

3 Mistakes Graduate Students Make When Applying for Research Fellowships

April 11, 2019

Earning a prominent research fellowship is a major accomplishment. Not only does it provide necessary funding for you to do your work, but it also carries a sense of prestige that helps elevate your reputation as a ...

4 Helpful Ways to Find Grants and Fellowships to Support Your STEM Research

March 21, 2019

Most graduate students will work as part of a grant-funded project led by a faculty member during their degree program. Major grants can be very complex and involve a large team of researchers, assistants, and grant ...