Northwestern plans to raise its minimum payment by 26 percent to attract top-notch doctoral students.
Financial support for doctoral students often divides them into haves and have-nots.
A new report shows progress in assisting minority students earn doctorates, but which strategies are most successful remain unclear.
Getting a Job
Javier Jiménez is one of the lucky ones. He came to the convention with an offer in hand. Still, much is at stake for job seekers at this life-changing event.
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however.
- It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
- Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now
- Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Students in professional programs at private, nonprofit institutions received the most in grants and loans: an annual average of $36,200, a study found.
As the job market stagnates, some recent Ph.D.'s find hope in supportive postdoctoral programs, many backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Graduate Student Debt Matters
- Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits
- In Debt to Your Degree
Advice From the Archives
Academic politics are vicious, but that doesn’t mean you have to be.
How academe and outsiders collaborated to shape the "professional science master."
Applying the lessons of team teaching to collaborative writing.