University of Kansas, Lawrence • November 21-22, 2019


Financial Aid

Practically all of our full-time graduate students are supported through a mix of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. We also have several forms of summer support, and some of our graduate students have had internships outside academia. In addition, we strongly encourage and financially support the participation of our students in summer workshops and the presentation of their research articles at professional meetings. Graduate teaching assistantships for first year students in the math department currently provide a stipend of $18,703 per academic year and come with reduced campus fees.

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship

The mission of the Self Graduate Fellowship is to identify, recruit, and provide development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students who demonstrate the promise to make significant contributions to their fields of study and society as a whole. The Department of Mathematics selects nominees for the Self Graduate Fellowship based on both academic excellence and leadership potential. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,500 each year for four years, plus tuition, fees and health insurance costs. If you believe that you fit the profile of a Self Graduate Fellow, please read the Call for Nominations and contact Prof. Mat Johnson (, Graduate Admissions Director, as soon as possible. The program is limited to US citizens.

Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships

The fellowship is to be awarded to one incoming doctoral student in Mathematics. It is a five-year fellowship with the first and fifth year Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) appointments and Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) appointments during the years 2, 3. Fellows receive a stipend (ranging between $20,000-$22,000) plus resident rate tuition and required fees for up to five years of doctoral study.

University Graduate Fellowships

The Department of Mathematics plans to award a First Year University Graduate Fellowship to one incoming PhD student from an underrepresented group in Fall 2018. The goal of the University Graduate Fellowships is to prepare doctoral students as innovators and leaders who are ready to meet the demands of the academy and our global society. The University Graduate Fellow will receive a one-year appointment as a Graduate Research Assistant, with no teaching responsibilities, and receive a stipend of $18,700 plus tuition and fees. We expect to support the Fellow as a Graduate Teaching Assistant starting in his or her second year in the program.

Summer Research Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of friends and alumni of the Department of Mathematics, we are able to offer summer support to PhD students. In general, students who have passed the departmental qualifying exams and remain in good academic standing are eligible for up to three years of summer support, at approximately $3,000 per student per year.

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