In Fall 2012 the Department of Spanish and Portuguese was awarded a major multi-year grant by the U.S. Department of Education (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need – GAANN) which now enables us to recruit outstanding students with extremely competitive fellowship packages. GAANN fellows receive a generous stipend in addition to health insurance and tuition waivers. They are also released from teaching responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship, allowing them to concentrate on coursework and research.
The Department also offers fellowships and graduate stipends featuring excellent opportunities for research and teaching language and culture courses in our department. All M.A. students receive guaranteed funding for two years, while Ph.D. students receive a guaranteed five years of funding (a total of 7 years of funding for those pursuing M.A.-Ph.D.). Funding is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and teaching. The graduate stipend for 2017-18 is $15,750 and includes a full tuition remission as well as student health insurance. Additional fellowships are also offered to highly competitive candidates.