All students admitted to the PhD program are promised five years of full funding which includes tuition and health insurance. Sources of funding include:
- Teaching assistantships
- Research assistantships
- Graduate instructorships (typically in the third year)
With a departmental nomination, incoming students may apply for these fellowships:
- Graduate School Fellowship (GSF)
- Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowship (DOVE)
- Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Fellowship (ICGC)
If you are an entering student interested in being a departmental nominee for one of these fellowships, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies Zenzele Isoke for more information.
There are numerous other internal and external fellowship opportunities for students beyond the first year, depending on the student’s area of study and progress in the program. Some of these include:
- Conference and Dissertation Research Travel Funding (granted by GWSS)*
- DeWitt and Stout Wallace Fellowships for mid-career graduate students
- Harold Leonard Memorial Film Fellowship
- Mark & Judy Yudof Fellowship for Science Policy and Ethics
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLASS) for language-study related to dissertation research
- Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF)
- Schochet Graduate Fellowship in GLBTQ Studies
- Susan Geiger Graduate Fellowship (granted by GWSS)
- Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) for the final year of writing
- Fulbright Fellowships for international research, study and travel
- Woodrow Wilson National Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
There are opportunities for summer and online teaching, as well as a limited number of summer research fellowships available every year.
*When financially possible, the department is committed to making funds available to current Feminist Studies graduate students in good academic standing for conference and dissertation research travel (apply above). Please apply for funds at least two weeks in advance of travel. You will be notified by email if you are awarded funds and, if so, the amount awarded.
To be in good standing, candidates must maintain a 3.5 GPA and make timely progress on their exams and dissertation writing. The department follows the University’s policies and standards for performance and progress in a doctoral program. More information can be found in the University’s policy library.