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FAS Humanities and Social Sciences Support

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Humanities and Social Sciences Programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences


  • Classics
  • Celtic Literatures and Languages
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • English
  • Film and Visual Studies
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • South Asian Studies

Social Sciences

  • African and African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Government
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology

PhD students in the humanities and social sciences programs housed in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences benefit from a comprehensive program of financial support that includes a combination of tuition grants, stipends, teaching fellowships, and a dissertation completion fellowship.

In addition to the general Harvard Griffin GSAS financial aid policies, specific policies apply to the following components of the funding package:

Deferring Support

The initial Notice of Financial Support provided to students at the time of admission assumes continuous enrollment as a full-time resident student. Students may find that their actual enrollment patterns necessitate adjustments to the timing of their G3, G4, and G5 funding. Students wishing to defer funding indicate this in the Student Aid Portal during the annual financial aid acceptance process. Students who are considering deferring funding are strongly encouraged to contact their financial aid officers to review how such actions may impact their funding in future years.

There are limits on how long each component of the G3, G4, and G5 funding packages can be deferred. For more information, please refer to the policies on summer research awards, guaranteed teaching, and Year 5 tuition and health fee grants.

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