Brown University, based in Providence, Rhode Island offers a fully funded PhD in American Studies. The PhD program in American Studies is aimed at students interested in careers in college and university teaching, though it also provides excellent training for jobs in cultural or non-profit institutions that require a doctorate. The Graduate School guarantees six years of funding to all students admitted for the PhD. The aid includes tuition, stipend, health insurance, and health fee, as well as three years of summer support if students remain in good standing. Students generally serve as teaching or research assistants.