Financial Support

Financial support for your graduate education

Fellowships and teaching assistantships are available for qualified students. Funding support for teaching and research assistants include a stipend, tuition and fee remission, and student health insurance. Students admitted to the M.A. program are guaranteed two years of funding, while students entering the Ph.D. program are funded for five years. Funding is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and teaching. The graduate stipend for 2017-18 was $15,750 and included a tuition remission as well as student health insurance. Additional fellowships are also offered to highly competitive candidates.

Doctoral students may apply for travel funds each year to help defray expenses when presenting at conferences. You are also eligible to apply for competitive grants and fellowships offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Graduate School, the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI), and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, among other places.

Teaching opportunities

Many advanced graduate students teach summer courses in our department or overseas through the Indiana University Honors Program. With the approval of the director of graduate studies, students may apply to teach specialized courses in the Honors College or the Global Village. All graduate students receive thorough professional training and mentoring in research and classroom teaching.