Funding for Feminist Studies PhD Students
All students admitted to the PhD program are promised five years of full funding through a combination of competitive fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assistantships. This combination of funding includes full tuition, a 9-month stipend, and health insurance. In addition, the department provides each student with access to a lump sum of $10,500 for research and travel, plus payment of their first year of student fees. Students are responsible for their own student fees after their first year and well as health insurance deductibles and copays.
With a departmental nomination, incoming students may apply for these fellowships:
- CLA Graduate Fellowship (CLAGF)
- 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:
- Feminist Studies Annual Research, Creative Activity, & Travel Funding (granted by GWSS)* - Internal deadline: Ongoing
- GWSS Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP)
- 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 (FLAS) for language-study related to dissertation research - Deadline: February 4, 2019
- Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF)
- Schochet Graduate Fellowship in GLBTQ Studies - Deadline: March 15, 2018
- Susan Geiger Graduate Fellowship (granted by GWSS) - Granted periodically
- 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 4 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.