Dissertation Funding

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Diane Baldwin/RAND

Thanks to the support of many generous donors, Pardee RAND Provides all fourth-year Ph.D. students with dissertation funding that is applied to their tuition balance. These funds reduce students' need to pursue OJT and thus allows them more time to focus on their dissertation research.

Students also take workshops in their second or third year to master the process of grant and proposal writing, both for their dissertations and for their future careers. Pardee RAND encourages students to apply for a range of external funding and dissertation awards.

Pardee RAND maintains a list of outside dissertation funding opportunities for which students can apply. Pardee RAND students have recently received support from the Horowitz Foundation, Haynes Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, and Spencer Foundation, among others.