Funding

Tuition and Stipend - The IEOR Department provides tuition and stipend support for all PhD students for at least four years, usually extended to fifth year if needed, provided satisfactory progress is made. This support is provided in the form of a Fellowship, Research Assistantship or a Teaching Assistantship. The department encourages students to seek outside funding whenever possible (including National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships).

Travel/Conference Reimbursements - Columbia University IEOR PhD students can be reimbursed for valid conference related expenses, a maximum of $1,000 per fiscal year. Expenses must provide a clear benefit to the university and be necessary and reasonable. Please refer here for a complete overview of Columbia University’s guidelines. All questions related to IEOR PhD reimbursements should be directed to Lizbeth Morales. 

Graduate Student Travel Grant - The IEOR Department has established a travel grant to promote and encourage conference attendance and engagement. Graduate students who are interested in traveling and participating in conferences on their areas of interest may apply to petition for funding to help alleviate the costs. Students may apply for this once an academic year with the max value of $500. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and awardees will be notified through email with next steps. We encourage all of you to apply and feel free to reach out to the IEOR Department if you have any questions.