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 Teaching Excellence and Innovation, 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, postdoctoral fellows, 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, such as the nomination-based Kelly Miller Fellowship and Beverly Wendland Fellowship for Excellence and Diversity in the Natural Sciences or the application-based Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative. Awardees for these fellowships are selected during the admissions process.
- GRO Travel Grants
- National Fellowships Program
- Teaching Academy compiled teaching fellowships, including intersession, summer, HEART, SOUL, Collaborative Fellowships, etc.
- Instructional Enhancement Grant Program
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