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English Graduate Fellowships and Awards

These fellowships and awards may provide continuing graduate students with stipends, tuition waivers, and/or research and travel support.  

Dissertation Fellowships

The English Department offers up to four one-year dissertation fellowships each year to doctoral candidates who complete all program requirements in a timely manner.  Each carries a stipend of $17,400 and a release from teaching duties for the academic year. 

Summer Fellowships

The English Department offers two Rudy Almasy Summer Fellowships and one Blaydes Family Summer Fellowship each year to doctoral candidates who complete all program requirements in a timely manner.  The Almasy Fellowship gives preference to students toward the beginning of the dissertation stage, and carries a stipend of $5,000 per student; recipients are not permitted to teach during the summer of the award.  The Blaydes Fellowship gives preference to students toward the end of the dissertation stage, and carries a stipend of $1,000; the recipient is permitted to teach during only one session of the summer of the award.

Summer Humanities Internships

Three awards of $4,000 each are available to students at any stage of the Ph.D. program who wish to pursue summer internships related to their professional goals. 

Support for Travel

Graduate students are encouraged to participate in scholarly development activities early and often.  Support for conference- or other research-related travel is available from a variety of sources, including: