I am a prospective graduate student and in my admission e-mail for Stanford, I have read this :
"During your first academic year at Stanford you can expect to receive $32,861.00 in stipends (2008/09 rates; 2009/10 rates will be higher) through a combination of teaching and research assistant (TA/RA) appointments, plus tuition allowance for a normal graduate course load and a health insurance subsidy."
Then, the details :
Autumn / Winter / Spring / Summer
20% RA Stipend $3726.00 $3726.00 $3726.00 50% RA $7335
30% TA Stipend $4527.00 $4527.00 $4527.00 Not Applicable
Does it means students have to teach every quarter during their PhD to have these stipends? If yes, what is the typical income of a graduate student in physics at Stanford and the average amount of time devoted to teaching?
In Harvard, I am on the waiting list, so I have almost no information about financial aid. I just know that students are supported by a fellowship the first year and that they have to teach at least one semester the years after. Does someone has any other informations? (how much are the stipends for exemple?)
Thank you very much