The Program in Modern Thought and Literature funding package provides a five-year plan that covers tuition and a stipend or salary, plus guaranteed additional support for two summers, with the possibility of a third summer of support. The package consists of a combination of straight fellowship stipends, TAships and research assistantships. The funding package is offered to all admittees (whether or not they are U.S. citizens) unless they have already been awarded comparable outside funding. MTL will supplement outside funding as needed to assure that all students receive funding equivalent to or better than the MTL funding package.
Funding is also available through Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. The program awards up to 100 high-achieving students every year with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, including PhD’s in the Modern Thought and Literature program. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and separately apply to the Modern Thought and Literature department.