CCSN students can apply for 1-2 year fellowships. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, to students in their 3rd and 4th year of training (exceptions allowed only with special permission). To obtain funding, CCSN students submit an application, which includes a copy of the transcripts, a 500-word essay describing how the planned research integrates conceptual perspectives and research approaches from different disciplines, a support letter from the mentor, and the completed Mentor Form. Applications for CCSN funding are accepted annually, in mid-Spring semester, and reviewed by a subcommittee drawn from the Steering Committee and including the CCSN Directors.
Fellowships are awarded first and foremost based on research interests, class performance and participation in the various activities of the CCSN pathway. Additionally, the committee aims to achieve balance across the parent PhD programs, and to build a diverse cohort.