Graduate Financial Support Packages We believe that the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh offers its doctoral graduate students an excellent financial support package. Fellowships & Awards Financial aid is normally provided to doctoral graduate students through teaching or research assistantships. In addition, several competitive fellowships are available for entering students. Fellowships & Funding: A-Z View an A-Z list of resources for fellowships and funding. Financial Support Guidelines View the guidelines for doctoral graduate students to receive financial support from a variety of sources. Travel Funding Don't think that you can't make it to a conference because you can't afford to go – try applying for travel funding first! Learn more about travel funding.