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Residency and Outside Funding

Residency during Fellowship Quarters. The department is required to certify that all graduate students on any fellowship are working full-time on mathematics research; therefore, we normally expect fellowship students to be in residence. Exceptions are possible for extraordinary opportunities. Such exceptions require explicit permission of the student’s advisor and the departmental graduate committee.

We encourage students to apply for funding from outside sources during their study at Northwestern. Such outside funding will be banked for the student and can be used as fellowship quarters for a possible 6th year. If any banked quarter accrues to the student as a result of such funding, it will be banked as a fellowship or teaching assistantship quarter, depending on the duties the funding replaced. According to TGS regulations, a student can bank at most four quarters from all funding sources not coming from TGS.