Provost Grants for PhD Students with Families

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

2023-24 Academic Year and Fall 2023 Family Grant and Dependent Insurance Grants

Application cycle: August 21- September 22, 2023   

Spring 2024 Application cycle: January 22-February 23, 2024 (5:00PM ET)

For information on grants for Student Health Insurance or Dental Insurance Grants, please go to

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 the academic year, the grant program will have two application cycles to support students with qualifying life events to access grant funds after the Fall grant deadline. Funding for this grant is limited and grants will be disbursed as funding allows. Students who received Fall PhD Grants 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. 

2023-24 Academic Year and Fall 2023 Family Grant And Dependent Insurance Grant application: August 21- September 22, 2023.

Spring 2024 Application cycle: January 22-February 23, 2024 

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.*