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  School of Communication and Information 2023-2025 Ph.D. Program in Communication, Information, and Media Financial Support  

Financial Support

Several types of financial support are available to highly qualified students. In most cases students applying by January 5 are considered automatically for this as part of the admissions process. A few awards are also for students further along in their doctoral studies. All awards are highly competitive.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) offers the following highly competitive forms of support:

  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Graduate Assistantships (generally through external funding)
  • SC&I Fellowships
  • Pam Richards Fellowship
  • Part-time teaching appointments
  • Hourly graders/research assistants

The first three types of support include a stipend or salary, general health benefits, and tuition remission.

SC&I also provides travel grants/assistance to all students presenting scholarship at scholarly conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Rutgers University provides various forms of highly competitive support:

  • Presidential Fellowships
  • Diversity Fellowships
  • Bevier Fellowships
  • Teaching/Graduate Assistantships in other departments
  • Grant funding outside SC&I
  • Learning Community Coordinators, dorm RAs, and other full-time staff jobs

Rutgers School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides some travel grants/assistance. In addition, SGS supports the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships (GradFund). For more information, see

SC&I students also find various other forms of support (e.g., Spectrum Fellowships; Fulbrights; international government and corporate sponsorships; and part-time, adjunct, and full-time teaching positions at nearby schools). In some of these cases, we are able to provide tuition remission or some matching support. Students eligible for need-based financial aid should contact the graduate admissions office for additional information.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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