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Financial Assistance

PhD Students

Students accepted into the Robotics Doctoral Program are awarded a Graduate Fellowship for each academic year until graduation. The fellowship award is renewed as long as the student maintains good standing in the program. It is not necessary to request financial aid.

The Graduate Fellowship includes tuition, activity fees, and a stipend. Any student whose spouse earns less than $200 per month is eligible to receive a supplemental stipend.

Program Interdisciplinary Educational Research (PIER)

PIER is a CMU program funded starting Fall 2004 by the United States Department of Education to train educational researchers. PIER requires admission to an existing CMU PhD program (such as RI’s) as a prerequisite, some additional courses and project work, and a focus on education. PIER offers U.S. citizens or permanent residents up to 5 years of support, including a $30,000 graduate stipend and $10,500 towards tuition. Please see http://www.cmu.edu/pier/ for further information.

Students are encouraged to apply for support from outside Carnegie Mellon (fellowships, foreign government grants, etc.). Also, see the Fellowship Resource Advising Center. As an incentive to seek funding from other sources, we award a supplemental stipend to any student who pursues and obtains external funding.

Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Doctoral Training Program (CUPS)

The Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Doctoral Training Program offers PhD students at Carnegie Mellon University a fundamentally new, cross-disciplinary training experience that prepares them to produce the key research advances necessary to reconcile ostensible tensions between security, privacy and usability, moving away from an “either-or” view of these goals to a deeper understanding of underlying tradeoffs and eventually towards solutions where security, privacy and usability are configured to reinforce each other. The goal of this program is to serve as a catalyst to shape the field of usable privacy and security by developing and training a new generation of researchers in methodologies, principles, and approaches that can be applied across systems and applications, in contrast to one-off solutions. This program leverages CMU’s strong research programs in security, privacy, human computer interaction (HCI), behavioral economics, computer systems, artificial intelligence, and decision making, as well as a long tradition and strong commitment to interdisciplinary research.

Masters Students

Students in the Master’s degree program are expected to be self-supporting, either on their own or through their employer.

Financial Assistance