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Graduate Fellowships for 2016-17
The Texas Tech University English department, in partnership with the Graduate School, is pleased to announce several fellowship opportunities that will be available to on-campus MA and PhD students for the 2016-17 academic year. All applicants who submit a complete application by the program deadline (see below) will be automatically considered for these competitive funding opportunities. All of the fellowships include some amount of teaching as a graduate assistant. Teaching assignments typically include freshman composition for first-year graduate students, with opportunities to teach sophomore-level classes in subsequent years.
In addition to the stipend enhancements indicated below, all graduate assistants receive full tuition waivers and have the opportunity to participate in the university’s health insurance plan. Some opportunities for summer teaching are also available.
TTU Graduate School Recruitment Fellowships
TTU Graduate School Recruitment Fellowships enhance departmental stipends by providing an additional $4, 000 per year to graduate assistants who are employed as instructors or research assistants by their home departments. The $4, 000 supplement is guaranteed to PhD students for four years and to MA students for two years. (Regular salary for graduate assistants is $15, 250 for PhD students, and $13, 250 for MA students).
TTU Presidential Fellowships
TTU Presidential Fellowships are aimed at attracting the highest quality applicants to Texas Tech University. Awards will be up to $32, 000/year for 3 years (plus tuition and a $2000/year research/travel allowance).
In addition to these fellowships for new graduate students, TTU has also recently initiated a Dissertation Completion Fellowship program that allows PhD students in their final year to receive a stipend that enables students to devote their full attention to research and writing. These fellowships are available to students who meet the requirements, and they are awarded in a university-wide competitive process.