Although graduate students receive a full, five-year package, including tuition and a stipend, because of the prestige attached to holding a competitive award, students are always encouraged to explore outside funding. Information on select external awards for incoming students is below. Additional information can be found in the fellowships section at UChicagoGRAD. 

Some graduate students work part time. Some work on research projects in their field; others find jobs throughout the University, from the Library to the Business School. The department, with some federal funding, sponsors an extensive work-study program for students who are financially eligible. Many others work at businesses throughout Chicago. The University's office of Career Advancement maintains extensive listings of jobs at the University and in Chicago, and administers a Graduate Intern Program that places advanced students in part-time internships with businesses and non-profit organizations.

Fellowships for prospective students: