Graduate students are encouraged to apply directly for financial aid loans through the Office of Financial Aid.
SUPPORT FROM THE PROGRAM
Teaching assistantships are the only form of support offered by the Comparative Literature Graduate Program. These positions are limited, so competition for them is accordingly high. Teaching assistantships include paid tuition and a 9-month stipend of approximately $2,000/month for PhD students, $1,700/month for MA students, as well as partial coverage (70%) of health insurance, in exchange for a 20 hr/week teaching appointment. The stipend and tuition waiver cover the nine month academic year.
MA teaching assistantships involve leading discussion sections for lecture classes, under the direction of a professor. These assistantships are usually available in Humanities, Film Studies, or in the language and literature departments at the University.
During the first two years in the PhD program, teaching opportunities are available in Humanities, Film Studies, or in the language and literature departments at the University. After two years in the program, qualified doctoral students who demonstrate excellent teaching abilities may be given appointments to lead literature sections of HUMN 1010/1020, an interdisciplinary introduction to humanistic studies, or HUMN 2100, Arts, Culture and Media. These courses are offered through the Department of Humanities.
The application for Teaching Assistantships is part of the CU Comp Lit Application form.
The Program nominates exceptional applicants for university fellowships (see below). These competitive fellowships are awarded to incoming students by a committee of university-wide members and provide 1-2 years of initial support free of teaching and include a tuition waiver. The department subsequently supports these students. Applicants do not need to submit additional information to be considered for a fellowship, the decision to nominate an applicant for a fellowship is based upon the strength of their application.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FELLOWSHIPS FOR INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS
The objective of these fellowships is to recruit outstanding new students for graduate study in thehumanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.The fellowship will cover tuition, fees, and insurance plus a stipend equivalent to a 50% (.4 FTE) Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment for the first year of graduate study. In addition, students receiving these fellowships will be named Center for Humanities and the Arts Graduate Scholars andArtists. The Graduate Scholars and Artists Program will include a convocation dinner hosted by CHA and invitations to all CHA events. Students receiving a fellowship will normally receive departmental support after the fellowship period, and those who pursue a doctoral degree at CU will be encouraged to competefor a Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship to provide support during their final year.
This fellowship provides a monetary award of $16,000 plus a full remission of tuition and fees (a total value of approximately $32,000). Incoming PhD students who are nominated by their department compete on a campus-wide basis for this prestigious award.
The objective of these fellowships is to recruit outstanding new students for doctoral graduate study in the humanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.The fellowship will cover tuition, fees, and insurance plus a stipend equivalent to a 50% (.4 FTE) Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment for the first and second years of graduate study. In addition, new students receiving these fellowships will be named Center for Humanities and the Arts Graduate Scholars and Artists. The Graduate Scholars and Artists Program will include a convocation dinner hosted by CHA and invitations to all CHA events. Students receiving a fellowship will normally receive departmental support after the fellowship period, and those who pursue a doctoral degree at CU will be encouraged to compete for a Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship to provide support during their final year.
OTHER FELLOWSHIPS FOR INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS
Andrew W. Mellon
The ACLS sponsors a fellowship program, the Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowships, which will provide support for young scholars to complete dissertations and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. Check the link below for deadlines and application information.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDY
George F. Reynolds
The George F. Reynolds fellowships are among the most prized awards offered by the Graduate School. George F. Reynolds, a teacher, scholar, humanist and philanthropist, who died in 1964, bequeathed funds for these yearly, self-perpetuating fellowships for outstanding graduate students in the humanities. The fellowship award is equal to the stipend for a Graduate Part Time Instructor and a tuition waiver for five hours. The fellowship period is one academic year.
Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship
The objective of these fellowships is to assist students working in the humanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences in the continuance and completion of their doctoral program. Devaney Dissertation Fellowships are equivalent to the stipend for a Graduate Part-time Instructor (50% time, .4FTE) and a tuition waiver for five hours. In addition, these students are named as Graduate StudentFellows in the Center for Humanities and the Arts; as such, they would be invited to be full participants inthe work of CHA. Departments will nominate 1-2 students to compete for this award. Selection generally takes place in April.
Emerson/Lowe Dissertation Fellowship
The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, administers the Emerson and Lowe Dissertation Fellowships in the Humanities. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide outstanding PhD candidates in the Humanities with financial support to assist in the process of completing their doctoral dissertations. Emerson and Lowe fellowships will provide full support for a full academic year. This award is the equivalent of a stipend, fees, insurance, and tuition remission (for either resident or non-resident) for the academic year. The number of awards will thus depend upon the residency status of the awardees.
Edward P. Nolan Fellowship
The English Department is pleased to announce its annual competition for the Edward P. Nolan Fellowship. This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado from 1966 to 1994.
An award of up to $500 will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to a graduate student in English or in Comparative Literature and Humanities to support innovative and outstanding scholarship and teaching. For example, awards may be made to support travel to research institutions or to conferences to read papers.
All applications from M.A. and Ph.D. students will be considered, but special consideration will be given to those doing research in the medieval or modern period, and to Ph.D. candidates, in particular those whose progress might be delayed because of financial and familial responsibilities. However, the excellence of a given research project is the main criterion for consideration.
The application deadline for this fellowship is in the fall. Contact the English Department for details.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FELLOWSHIPS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Provost’s Fellowships in the Library
Each year, five outstanding CU-Boulder graduate students are awarded with a fellowship of $2500 to support their work with a faculty mentor in the libraries and to provide them with the opportunity to expand their understanding and appreciation of library faculty careers in postsecondary institutions.
EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDY AND DISSERTATION RESEARCH
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) at the University of Colorado offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to CU graduate students (in any department) who are studying a modern Asian language as part of their program of study.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility.
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities in original sources. The purposes of this fellowship program are to help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources.
- American Council of Learned Societies
- American Institute of Indian Studies
Awards fellowships to graduate students doing dissertation research in Indian aspects of academic disciplines.
- Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (Freie Universtät, Berlin)
Awards fellowships for doctoral dissertation research as well as for postdocs.
- Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
Private American foundation located on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. Provides lodging and airfare. Supports fellows conducting research and writing on projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences related to French and Francophone cultures.
- Chateaubriand Fellowships
Fellowships in the Social Sciences and Humanities for doctoral candidates in US universities whose dissertations treat economic, social, or political aspects of contemporary France. Also eligible are literary subjects, historical studies and social sciences research.
- Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities
Predoctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships.
* This is not an inclusisve list of all support opportunities available. *