AthenaQ Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 Hello all. I must admit that I am confused when it comes to the differences between sources of funding for PhD study. Please help? I am a psychology student, and will be starting study in the fall of 2009. I am currently torn between two schools, one of which has already accepted me and the other has invited me up for an interview in February. Both of my potential advisors have gathered information from me about aspects of my academic career, the purpose of which I was told was that they intend to submit me for a fellowship. They also stated that these fellowships are granted on a competitive basis. Here's where I get confused. I know that financial aid award comes with a stipend for a TA or RA, but is the fellowship money awarded on top of the TA/RA stipend? Or is this fellowship they speak of the money that I will be given for work as a TA/RA, but maybe at a higher rate than other TA/RA stipends? Thank you very much. I would ask this question of my potential advisors, but I don't want to seem too money grubbing this early in the process. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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