Yanaka Posted December 9, 2016 Share Posted December 9, 2016 Dear all, I am posting this because I am starting to understand that even if I do get into a Ph.D. program, their funding and stipend might not guarantee that I will live "comfortably" (as in can survive without too many sacrifices). From some of your posts, I also understand that funding varies and since my "GPA" and GREs are not the most competitive, I might not receive something that survivable (provided I am offered admission somewhere -- if the mighty gods of the adcomm hear me and think I lack modesty and prudence). Parallel to my googling this stuff, I thought I could try and ask for help from actual people. - does it happen that a candidate is admitted to a program but the funding is not enough for living expenses (rent, food, food, food, food - food - etc.)? - as I said, I am starting to understand that I shouldn't rely on the program/school's funding alone, and should actually be sniffing around for outside awards: do I understand correctly? Are there any incompatibilities between outside fundings and program funding that I should be aware of? - are the awards the same as grants? Like grants for vegetarians, grants for women, grants for people with two big toes... (no offense, I think toes are awesome) This would be the only questions for now. Since it's all obscure, I don't really know what to ask yet. Thanks ! NB: I am not a toe fetish. Again, no offense. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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