All Ph.D. students admitted to the program receive five years of full support. The funding is a combination of University Fellowship stipends, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistantships. Tuition is also covered for the autumn, winter, and spring quarters for five years. In addition, students receive two summers of guaranteed funding.

For information on estimated expenses for graduate students, please see:

Teaching is an integral part of the Ph.D. Program in MTL: it is part of Ph.D. candidates’ professional training, prepares them well for the job market, and contributes to their university funding.

Students may be eligible for additional limited funding for special needs, such as child care and conference travel.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars 
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including PhD’s in the Modern Thought and Literature program. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 27, 2017, and separately apply to the Modern Thought and Literature department by November 15, 2017.