Vanderbilt University, based in Nashville, Tennessee offers a fully funded PhD in Sociology. The PhD program is designed to train future top scholars in the sociology discipline. Students work in close collaborative research relationships with faculty who are leading scholars in their fields. All students admitted to the Ph.D. program are offered funding, which includes a 12-month stipend, a full tuition waiver, and student health insurance. If students continue to make good progress in the program, funding typically continues for five years. Outstanding applicants may also be eligible for fellowships that supplement the standard stipend.