This will vary according to topic. The PSP students may be required to pay a fee to use Analytical Equipment at the Winterthur Museum Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory, etc. There may also be equipment use costs at some UD labs. All such costs will be anticipated, researched, and compiled by the student and advisor/committee chair, and potential funding sources identified or alternative research avenues developed prior to the approval of a dissertation proposal. The PSP has a small fund to which students may apply for these funding needs and will work with students to identify external funding sources whenever possible; however, the responsibility to raise funding for travel, analytical equipment fees, and other research-related support rests with the student.
The Coremans Endowment is in place and available for support for Ph.D. students in preservation studies especially in fields related to Art and Architectural Conservation and Technical Art History; these funds are applied for competitively as part of the admissions process. Some Teaching and Research Assistantships may also be available through collaborating units. Some students may be supported on external research grants depending on the chosen topic. Assistance will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants best fitting the needs of the internal endowment, external granting agencies, and sponsoring faculty. Students receiving full stipends will be expected to maintain full-time status and may be expected to work up to 20 hours a week assisting faculty with research or teaching.