Fellowships, Awards and Research Grants
The university and the college offer a number of fellowships for qualified graduate students. For example, the university offers Merit and Diversity scholarships meant to recruit diverse, outstanding students. The Vision 2020 scholarship, offered by the college, includes a generous increase to the basic graduate stipend, of up to $10,000. All these scholarship opportunities have different requirements, and qualified applicants are nominated at the time of application.
Additionally, the College of Liberal Arts receives funds from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies to support strategic programs for graduate students, such as professional development (intensive language programs, summer institutes, research methods courses, etc.). The Glasscock Humanities Center also offers specific grants for research, travel to archives, and dissertation completion. Finally, the department has travel stipends for graduate students who are presenting their work at national or international conferences.