Financial Support

All SHBT students (both domestic and international) receive full funding for the duration of their enrollment. Funding includes tuition, stipend, fees and health insurance. In addition, all students in the Division of Medical Sciences program are eligible for several benefits through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and DMS. Please visit the DMS Financial Support page for a summary of the many resources that are available to SHBT graduate students.

The SHBT program is funded in part by a training grant (#T32 DC000038, "Training for Speech and Hearing Sciences") from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Most SHBT students (excluding international students) are supported through this training grant for the first two years of the program. After the first two years, students are encouraged to apply for fellowships. In the past SHBT students have successfully applied for the NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship or the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, amongst others. Students also receive a modest yearly travel stipend from the Division of Medical Science, which allows for conference attendance.

Fellowship/grant opportunities to which SHBT students have applied

Fellowships that students have been successful in procuring are marked with an asterisk (*). If you would like to contact an SHBT student about any of these opportunities, please write to the SHBT program administrator, Bill Good, at SHBT_Program@hms.harvard.eduAll DMS students wishing to apply for a fellowship must do so through Alex Shimada-Brand in DMS, not through the hospitals or HMS departments. To schedule your individual fellowship counseling session, please contact ashimada@hms.harvard.edu 

Please note that these are not the only fellowship opportunities available to PhD students! Please see DMS's Fellowships webpage for a more comprehensive list.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY:

All

Europe

Germany

Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Herchel Smith Fellowship* (faculty-nominated)

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship*

DAAD German Exchange Service*

Kwanjeong Educational Scholarship*

La Caixa Fellowship*

Bakala Fellowship*

 

 

German Academic Scholarship Foundation ERP Fellowship*

 

 

 

FOR US CITIZENS ONLY:

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship*
Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship*
Ford Foundation Fellowship
Hertz Fellowship

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study
NIH F31*
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program*
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

FOR POST-DOCTORAL STUDENTS ONLY:

NIH/NIDCD F32*
NIH F99/K00
NIH K01/K08

FOR ALL STUDENTS:

Acoustical Society of America Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science*

Amelia Peabody Scholarship (email circulated in the spring)*
American Otological Society*
ASHA New Century Doctoral Scholars*
Djokovic Science and Innovation Fellowship
Harvard Brain Institute Young Scientist Development Award*
Harvard GSAS Graduate Student Council Student research grants*
Harvard GSAS Professional Development Fund*
Harvard Mind Brain Behavior Graduate Student Awards*
Helen Carr Peake Prize (faculty-nominated) *

International Phonetic Association student award*
MIT McGovern Institute graduate fellowships (faculty-nominated)*
William Orr Dingwall fellowship*