Purpose of this document:
The dissertation support letter is used in lieu of evidence of funding for graduate students who are requesting reuse of CMS data for their dissertation study projects. The purpose of the letter is to verify the individual's graduate status at the requesting academic institution. The letter is signed by the student's faculty advisor.
If you are a dissertation student requesting new use of data, or a combination of new use and reuse, then complete both the "RIF Dissertation Support Letter" and "RIF Evidence of Funding".