Ask a Dean Category: Fellowships and Funding

Will graduate students on assistantships get the same benefits as employees?

Dear Deans, Good afternoon! I’m curious about the recent NLRB ruling. As I understand it, Cornell graduate students with assistantships are now considered employees. Does this provide us with the benefits available to faculty and staff at Cornell, including parking permits, free TCAT bus passes, other commuter benefits, Cornell Wellness Program, etc.? Thank you so…

Where can I find funding in my second year as a master’s student?

Dear Dean, Could you please tell me some funding or fellowship resources within and outside Cornell which can support my tuition fees and living expenses? I may really need help with that in my graduate school second year. Thank you so much, 1st Year Master’s Student Response Dear 1st Year Master’s Student, Many students have concerns about…

Why are there differences in funding?

Dear Deans, Why do doctoral fields differ in the years of funding offered to students at the time of admission? Sincerely, Just curious Response Dear Just Curious, Thanks for the question! Across graduate fields, doctoral funding commitments offered at the time of admission vary based on the expected length of the program, opportunities for external fellowships, and…