Timeline of Support to GSAS Graduate Students

Funding  
Tuition and fees paid for FAS PhD students in the humanities and social sciences years 1–4 plus the dissertation year 2001
Stipend for years 1-2 2002
Summer research award years 1 and 2 2002
Top Up for G3/G4 in humanities and social sciences 2005
Dissertation Completion Fellowship year stipend added 2005
Summer research award years 3 and 4 2008
Tuition and fees paid for FAS PhD students in the humanities and social sciences in year 5 2012
Salary advance for G3 and G4 TFs 2014
Professional development funds in funding package for incoming student 2015
Enhanced financial aid and increase in flexibility, Humanities and Social Sciences 2016
Health Care  
Introduction of dental plan 2005
Mental Health improvements  
Increase outside visits allowed from 6 per year to 24 2013
Increase outside visits from 24 to 40 per year 2014
Copayment for first 8 outside visits eliminated 2015
Caps on prescription drugs removed 2013
Support  
Assistant Dean for Diversity position created 2008
Assistant dean for diversity position filled 2010
PAFS implementation 2013
PAFS program doubled 2016
Dudley House, dedicated graduate student house, established 1991
TPass program 1998
TPass program subsidy increased to 50% 2016
Dedicated Title IX position 2015
Fellowships Office created 1986
Dedicated Office of Career Services staff At least since the 1980s (model for other institutions)

 

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