Financial Support

All students admitted to the PhD in Theatre and Drama receive five years of funding (20 quarters, including five summers). Support comes from a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships. Summer fellowships are geared to intensive preparation for qualifying exams, travel to archives or research sites, and writing.

All students are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships as well as Northwestern's Dissertation Year Fellowships and Presidential Fellowships to further support their research needs and to facilitate writing of the dissertation.