To: PhD Students
From: Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost, and Jason Merchant, Vice Provost
Subject: Ensuring Continued Funding for PhD Students
Date: March 19, 2020
We write to reassure you that PhD students who were scheduled to receive PhD funding for Spring Quarter will receive that funding. We understand that these unprecedented disruptions are challenging, and we want to assure you there will be no interruption to your University funding.
We expect that our research activity can continue, even as most people on campus shift to remote work. You should be in touch with your advisor or Lab Director about how you can advance projects remotely. We are posting updates, additional resources, and planning tools at regularly. For those students with teaching assignments, we know you are already shifting your instruction and pedagogical support online, and you can find resources at
Thank you for your commitment as we work together in these extraordinary times.