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Funding for Feminist Studies PhD Students

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)

First-Year Fellowships

With a departmental nomination, incoming students may apply for these fellowships:

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.

Funding Opportunities

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:

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.