The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers a comprehensive program of financial support, including grants and fellowships from internal and external sources, traineeships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships, other academic employment opportunities, and several types of loans.

For PhD students, Harvard awards full financial support for at least five years, typically for the first four years of study as well as the completion year.

Across the disciplines, students are also encouraged to pursue opportunities to secure grants, fellowships, and other sources of external funding. Writing a winning fellowship or grant proposal is a cornerstone of professional development in the Graduate School, an essential skill that can bolster not only financial stability but academic success.