Grants for PhD Students with Families

The University has created two grant programs for PhD students to help offset the cost of childcare and family expenses, and health insurance for dependents.

The grants are funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by the Family Resource Center and the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services. For academic year 2020-2021, the grant program has expanded to offer a limited Spring 2021 application cycle to support students with qualifying life events to access grant funds during the spring semester. Funding for this grant is limited and grants will be disbursed as funding allows. Students who received Fall PhD Grants in 2020 should not apply for the Spring grant unless they have had a life event--new baby, marriage, change in funding/employment, or change in dependent insurance coverage. 

Spring 2021 Family Grant and Dependent Insurance Grants
Deadline: February 17, 2021

Applications for Spring 2021 grants are no longer being accepted. 

2021-20 Academic Year and Fall 2021 Family Grant And Dependent Insurance Grants will be available in the Fall semester.  

No extensions or exceptions can be made for those who miss the deadline or do not meet eligibility criteria. 

*Please read the program details carefully as some changes have been made.*