Our department has regularly at its disposal two forms of financial aid for graduate students in literature and language: Fellowships and Associate Instructorships. Loan and work-study eligibility are determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Literature + Language Funding
Aid in the First Year (Fellowships)
Each year the department offers a small number of fellowships. First-year fellowships are generally available only to graduate students entering the literature and language concentration; applicants for the Ph.D. program who have already done graduate work elsewhere will normally not be considered for them. In 2016, fellowships will carry a stipend of about $18,000, plus a tuition and fee-remission that covers roughly 90% of the cost of enrollment. Fellowship packages are typically succeeded by an Associate Instructorship, renewable for five years or more, provided the student makes reasonable progress toward fulfilling degree requirements. All applicants receive consideration for appropriate fellowships and there is nothing required on the application to indicate your interest in the funding.
Associate Instructorships in the first year are only available to applicants to the concentration in Literature and Language if they have completed an M.A. (or its equivalent) at the time of their appointment as Associate Instructor; in 2016, stipends will be $15,750, plus tuition and fee remission.
Literature and Language fellowships + awards
- Albert Wertheim Fellowship
The Fellowship will be awarded annually to a graduate student who has successfully completed all required graduate coursework and Ph. D. examinations, and is actively researching and writing his or her dissertation. The area of concentration will be the study of dramatic texts, the study of dramatic texts in production or performance, and/or the history of theatrical productions of dramatic texts.
- Susan Gubar Fellowship
Fellowships for outstanding graduate students in American Literature
- David H Dickason Memorial Essay Award
for outstanding American Literature graduate students in the Department of English, Bloomington campus.
- E. Talbot Donaldson Fellowship
The fellowship shall be awarded to academically meritorious students who are admitted to the Department of English at the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University and who plan to pursue a doctoral major in Old English, Middle English, or Renaissance literature.
- English Department Fellowship
for a graduate student in the Department of English.
- Evan Frankel Foundation Fellowship
for graduate fellowships in English Literature and Science
- J.A. Robbins Memorial Fund
for an English Graduate student whose primary study is American Literature.
- James A. Work Memorial Award
for an outstanding graduate student enrolled at Indiana University majoring in English.
- John Robert Moore Memorial Fellowship
for this fellowship, preference is given to graduate students whose primary interest is 18th Century literature
- Mary Gaither Prize
for the best graduate paper on British Literature
- Roy W. Battenhouse Fellowship
for a graduate student in Shakespeare or Renaissance Studies.
- Russell Noyes Award in Romantic Studies
for a graduate student who is writing a doctoral dissertation in Romantic studies, or who has written a promising essay in this field.
- Ruth Neikamp Cummings Fellowship Fund
This fund supports awards in the English Department with an emphasis on Romanticism.
- Susan Clements Memorial Fellowship
for a graduate student pursuing doctoral studies. Strong preference should be given to a female student with financial need who most embodies the combination of scholarship, industry, and spirit that Susan possessed.
- William Riley Parker Prize in British Literature
graduate students in the field of British Literature.