Financial Assistance

Tuition-based Support

Please visit the Rutgers-Newark Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Teaching Assistantships
The Division of Global Affairs offers full-time Ph.D. students a number of highly competitive Teaching Assistantships providing full tuition and health benefits. Teaching Assistantships are offered on an annual basis for a maximum of three years. In order to qualify for Teaching Assistantships, Ph.D. students must submit complete applications for graduate study. The selection for Teaching Assistanships is essentially based on grades. Applications require a personal statement, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, cirriculum vitae, personal bio, and transcripts.

Holders of Teaching Assistantships must be full-time Ph.D. students and maintain an excellent academic record in order to qualify for renewal, which cannot be guaranteed even with first-rate performance. Recipients of Teaching Assistantships may not, except in extraordinary circumstances requiring the written approval of the DGA Deputy Director and the permission of the Graduate School, have outside employment with the exception of a DGA-approved Internship for which they receive academic credit. International students appointed as Teaching Assistants are required to take an oral proficiency test regardless of their TOEFL scores.

Graduate Fellowships
The Division of Global Affairs offers full-time Ph.D. students a number of highly competitive Graduate Fellowships.  The funding package for Graduate Fellows ranges from partial to full tuition coverage.  Holders of Graduate Fellowships must maintain an excellent academic record in order to qualify and be considered for renewal.

Matching Tuition Remission Awards
Matching Tuition Remission Awards equal and are limited to nine credits of tuition remission per semester for two academic semesters, thus granting students full-time status. They are available to M.S. and Ph.D. students from the Graduate School-Newark. These awards are only available as matches against faculty-sponsored grants in which graduate students are provided full stipends and benefits. Interested students should inquire through the Deputy Director, require permission from the Dean of the Graduate School and will be provided as long as funding is available.

Research-based Support

Dissertation Fellowships
Dissertation Fellowships, which provide only a stipend and no tuition remission, are available from the Graduate School-Newark for Ph.D. students who are in their final year. These students must defend their dissertation and graduate by May of the same academic year. Applicants are generally selected by the DGA Director and Deputy Director. Interested students can submit a brief cover letter outlining their qualifications and a summary of their dissertation-related research. Dissertation Fellows must register for "Continued Matriculation" and satisfy all course and dissertation research credit requirements. Recipients of Dissertation Fellowships may not have outside employment, except in extremely extraordinary circumstances requiring the written approval of the DGA Deputy Director and permission of the Graduate School.

The Simon Reich Fellowship for Research in Global Governance
Simon Reich is a professor in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark, and an author, co-author, and eidtor of 10 books and over 50 articles or book chapters. The Simon Reich Fellowship can be used for field research, conference travel, and research support.  Only DGA students are eligible to apply.  A Reich Fellow will be expected to: 1) conduct research or fieldwork in an area related to global governance as it relates to US foreign policy; 2) offer a signature lecture to the DGA and Rutgers community about their work and research; 3) contribute to the public discourse by publishing an article or editoria in a relevant media or journal as a Simon Reich Fellow; 4) submit an assessment and evaluation of the research during and after the fellowship.  Benefits of the fellowship include a $5,000 research stipend and mentorship sessions with Dr. Reich.

The Yale H. Ferguson Fellowship for Innovation in Global Affairs
Yale H. Ferguson is a Professorial Fellow in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University Newark and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Global and International Affairs.  Professor Ferguson was one of DGA's founders and served as Co-Director from 2002-2008.  The Yale Ferguson Fellowship can be used for field research, conference travel, and research support.  Only DGA students are eligible to apply.  A Ferguson Fellow is expected to: 1) conduct research or fieldwork in an area related to global governance as it relates to US foreign policy; 2) offer a signature lecture to the DGA and Rutgers community about their work and research; 3) contribute to the public discourse by publishing an article or editoria in a relevant media or journal as a Yale Ferguson Fellow; 4) submit an assessment and evaluation of the research during and after the fellowship.  Benefits of the fellowship include a $5,000 research stipend and mentorship sessions with Dr. Ferguson.

ET21 Research Fellowship
The Center for the Study of Emergent Threats in the 21st Century (ET21) is housed under the Division of Global Affairs.  These competitive fellowships enable students to engage in research or fieldwork in a variety of emergent threats to civilians and the intstitutions which purport to govern them.  Specifically, these fellowships focus on three components of emerging threats: human security, environmental challenges and solutions, and resilience and sustainability of programs and institutions.  An ET21 Fellow is expected to: 1) conduct research or fieldwork to understand and/or offer policy prescriptions for the three main components of ET21; 2) offer a signature lecture to the DGA and Rutgers community about their work and research; 3) contribute to the public discourse by publishing an article or editorial in a relevant media or journal as an ET21 Fellow; 4) submit an assessment and evaluation of the research during and after the fellowship.  Benefits of the fellowship incluse a $5,000 research stipend.

Rutgers University-based Support

 Please visit the Graduate School - Newark website for more information:

External Support

​Ph.D. students are strongly encouraged to apply for outside funding as they approach the dissertation research and writing stage. During the academic year, DGA distributes a weekly list of funding, grant, and career development opportunities for our students and alumni. If you are interested in receiving this list and are not (yet) part of the DGA community or have recently graduated, please sign up to our Global Affairs email list or sign up for the list here. Our weekly opportunity list can also be found on our webpage under "Career Development."

Please visit Rutgers GradFund for a comprehensive list of external funding opportunities.

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