Full-time graduate students in the program are supported by:
- Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships from the Cognitive Science Program or (for students in the Joint Ph.D. program) from other departments
- Fellowships from the Graduate School
- Training Grant fellowships
- Research assistantships from external grants
All include tuition remission. Assistantships generally involve fifteen to twenty hours of work per week with a faculty member. Application details vary for the Joint and Stand-alone degrees.
Support for summer is available from a variety of sources (university and federal) but, sometimes not guaranteed. Among the sources are Cognitive Science summer fellowships awarded on a competitive basis. An announcement is distributed during the winter concerning this competition.
Groups of researchers from Cognitive Science participate in several training grants. Four such grants are of particular interest.
- The Training Grant in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communications
- Directed by Professor David Pisoni
- Presently supports 4 postdoctoral trainees, 4 pre-doctoral trainees, and 4 medical students.
- The Training Grant in Modeling of Cognition
- Directed by Professors James Townsend and Richard Shiffrin
- Presently supports 2 pre-doctoral trainees and 1 postdoctoral trainee.
- The Training Grant in the Departments of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Kinesiology
- Directed by Professor Linda Smith
- Supports 5 pre-doctoral and 3 postdoctoral trainees.
- Training Grant in the Computer Science Department
"Robotics and Intelligent Systems"
- Administered by Professors Stephan Johnson and Jonathan Mills.