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Funding Opportunities

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships are available for both new and returning MA and PhD students. These positions are awarded in the Spring for the following academic year.

The Teaching Assistantship includes participation in the Tuition Benefit Program, which provides tuition remission and health insurance along with a stipend. Requirements for students participating in the Tuition Benefit Program can be found here.

If you wish to apply, please fill out the Application for Teaching Assistantships / Fellowship for Graduate Students and send the completed application to Mackenzie Buie.

WLMA Students seeking a TAship during their licensure semester should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies.

*Teaching Assistantship positions are only available to students admitted into one of the Department of World Languages & Cultures graduate programs. The Department is unable to provide funding to students outside the Department.

Steffensen-Cannon Scholarship

The College of Humanities sponsors the prestigious Steffensen-Cannon Scholarship for one year of fully funded graduate study.

More information can be found here.

University Teaching Assistantships & Graduate Research Fellowships

Please see http://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/graduate-fellowship-opportunities/ for more information.

Graduate Fellowships & Benefits

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers the Department of World Languages and Cultures Excellence Fellowship to the top first-year PhD applicant for full-time study without the burden of employment. This fellowship provides a one-year stipend of $ 13,500, a full tuition waiver and 80% of the health insurance benefit during the applicant’s first year of studies in one of our doctoral programs. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in intercultural studies and an outstanding academic record at the undergraduate level. No special application necessary, all incoming PhD students are considered for this fellowship.

The Department offers various tuition benefit package to qualified applicants.  

A full Teaching Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $ 13,500, 100% tuition benefit (9-12 semester credit hours), and health benefits (80% of the premium paid by the university) for teaching 8-9 credit hours over the academic year.  

A partial Teaching Assistantship includes an annual stipend of $ 6,750 and 50% tuition benefit for teaching 4-5 credit hours over the academic year (generally one semester).

All Teaching Assistants must be full-time, matriculated graduate students in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students on academic probation are not eligible for a Graduate School tuition benefit. TBP full-time student status means registration of at least 9 credit hours throughout the semester; 50% TBP students must be enrolled for 9 credits during the semester in which they receive the benefit.

If you wish to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, you must fill out the "Application for Teaching Assistantships for Graduate Students" form. This form must be sent directly to this Department. Teaching Assistantships are available in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, French, and Spanish.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded to graduate students demonstrating superb academic achievement and a commitment to the study of Asian languages and area studies. Academic year awardees are expected to maintain high academic performance and take a full graduate course load (9-12 credits/semester) including full-time Asian language study (3-4 credits/semester) for each semester that they receive the award. Asian language offerings are: Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, and Russian. Applicants are encouraged to take Asian studies related courses and to be involved in Asia related programs. Fellowships carry a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year as well as a 100% tuition benefit, and general fees scholarship.

Applications are invited from graduate students currently enrolled in or applying to any graduate department at the University of Utah, with the exception of the College of Medicine. Potential graduate students are encouraged to apply while also applying to your graduate program. Final awards will be dependent on admission to a graduate program at the University of Utah.

Description of requirements and benefits 

For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; non-renewable.

*Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12-15 awards given annually.

Visit the Graduate School's Fellowships and Benefits page for info on applications and procedures.

For graduate and undergraduate students in the Colleges of Education and Humanities as well as for direct descendants of Ellen Christina Steffensen Cannon. Also for secondary education (particular in mathematics and science) and early childhood education students who will be in the teacher certification program in the Graduate School of Education by the beginning of the academic year of the award; award includes tuition for graduate students only; renewable one year. 12-15 awards given annually. 

Visit the Graduate School's Fellowships and Benefits page for info on applications and procedures.

For full-time graduate teaching assistants (first-year graduate students are not eligible). Departments may use the University Teaching Assistants in a variety of ways to enhance undergraduate teaching and graduate student development.

*Award will qualify the student for the university’s tuition benefit program, provided all other tuition benefit program criteria are met (including term limits). 12-15 awards given annually.

Visit the Graduate School's Fellowships and Benefits page for info on applications and procedures.

 

The University of Utah Graduate School is dedicated to collaborating with university entities to create a campus climate that accommodates all members of the graduate community. For more information about the Diversity Programs in the Graduate School contact: Diversity Office Phone: 801.581-7200.

Last Updated: 5/18/17