The department provides competitive levels of funding for PhD students. This funding includes full tuition, student health insurance coverage, and a 12-month stipend. PhD students are also given access to an annual travel/research allowance for eligible expenses. Assuming satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree and continued funding levels, PhD students may expect this support to continue for five years (10 semesters)
During the five years of support, graduate students are expected to dedicate their full time and attention to coursework, teaching, research, etc. within the Department of Cognitive Science. Additionally, they are expected to apply for any outside funding (e.g. NSF fellowship, etc.) for which they are eligible as early as their first semester. Students who receive external funding are to report this information to the Chair and administrative staff to work out an overall package.
Students may not ‘defer’ departmental funding if they receive a external funding in years 1-5. Beyond the fifth year students are responsible for nonresident tuition and student health insurance premiums.
The below lists are not exhaustive, but serve as a jumping-off point. Students should seek support and advice from their advisors when writing an application. Additional assistance is offered by the National Fellowships Program, Professional Development and Career Office, and Center for Educational Resources, which have resources and workshops to help you write your best fellowship/grant applications.
At Johns Hopkins
- Research Development Team compiled funding opportunities. Frequently updated databases on funding opportunities for graduate students, underrepresented minorities & low-income students, and limited submissions.
- Albstein Research Award for brain science
- Dean’s Teaching Fellowship
- Dissertation Completion Award (COVID-relief funding)
- Diversity Fellowships
- The Kelly Miller Fellowship provides two years of supplementary stipend and research support as well as programming designed to enhance the graduate experience and ensure professional success. Outstanding graduate applicants from underrepresented communities are nominated by the department.
- The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative provides students with full tuition, stipend, and benefits while also providing targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities. Students applying to STEM programs who previously attended a historically black college or university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study are eligible to apply. Application materials are collected at the time of application to the program. To be considered for the VTSI, all application and supplementary materials must be received by December 1, 2021.
- GRO Travel Grants
- Key Fund Travel Award
- National Fellowships Program
- Teaching Academy compiled teaching fellowships, including intersession, summer, HEART, SOUL, Collaborative Fellowships, etc.
- Technology Fellowships
Outside Johns Hopkins
- American Psychological Association
- GrantForward Database
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Science Foundation
- National Academy of Sciences
- National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Mental Health
- US Department of Education