Ph.D. students are eligible for graduate research assistantships and graduate teaching assistantships.
These assistantships waive tuition and provide a stipend for living expenses, depending on the availability of funds from the college and academic department supporting the degree. There is no separate application; consideration is automatic.
University Doctoral Fellowships
As part of the university’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), a limited number of competitive university doctoral fellowships are available to qualified students working in each 2CI area.
Students selected as University Fellows receive the following:
- Competitive stipends
- Fellowships are awarded to an individual doctoral student at the level of $22,000 for a 12-month period and may be supplemented by grant or other funding.
- Reduced teaching requirement
- Fellowships are designed to be primarily graduate research fellowships. But recognizing the benefit of developing strong teaching experience for potential future faculty members, fellows may be the instructors of record only after they have completed their first year in the program. Then they may teach one course (or the equivalent in laboratory instruction) during each fellowship year (three semesters).
- Graduate assistant benefits
- As with all assistantships, University Fellows will receive full tuition waivers. Students will pay mandatory USG, registration and health insurance fees.
- Renewable award
- A fellowship may be awarded to the same student for up to 4 years as long as the student is meeting established doctoral program progress and academic guidelines and is being productive scholarly.
Second Century programs in the Robinson College of Business include:
- Chinese Studies
- The Robinson College of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences have established an inter-college research cluster in Chinese studies. The program involves Chinese language studies, Chinese politics and relationships between politics and economics, and Chinese business.
- The Business of Science: Law, Policy and Ethics in the Regulation and Governance of Scientific Businesses
- The Robinson College of Business and the College of Law have established a collaborative cluster with the theme of legal and ethical governance of businesses in healthcare, life sciences and biotechnology markets.
- Health Information Technology
- The Department of Computer Information Systems and the Institute of Health Administration in the Robinson College of Business and the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are undertaking research around the theme of health information technology. This initiative will build upon the existing strengths of the nationally ranked computer information systems and health administration programs and the extensive funded research of the Health Policy Center.
Prospective and current Robinson College of Business students interested in pursuing a University Doctoral Fellowship should contact the their department’s doctoral coordinator.