PhD student funding

All PhD students in the School of Information are guaranteed a minimum of four years of funding, contingent on successful academic performance and progress toward your degree. This support includes tuition and stipend for four fall and four winter terms and year-round health benefits, if making progress toward your degree. Funding also includes a stipend for one summer term. Additional funding may be available.

The Open Data Research Fellowship program allows students to engage in a vibrant set of research activities at the University of Michigan in the conduct of responsible data-intensive science and engineering. The work involves faculty and doctoral students from UMSI, computer science and engineering, bioinformatics, materials science, and chemical engineering.

For other financial aid, such as loans and grants, contact the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid (734 763-6600). In addition, the Rackham Fellowships Office (734 764-8119) has information on fellowships and scholarships from outside agencies.  See our research section about research grants and fellowships available within UMSI.