We are committed to the idea that learning is a social process and that one can learn a great deal from one's peers. To encourage such learning, we offer a guaranteed six-year funding package to all students admitted to the joint-program in English and Women's Studies. Funding covers applicable tuition costs, health care benefits, and living expenses in the form of direct stipend and teaching assistantships or pre-doctoral research assistantships. For the first year of graduate studies, all students in the joint-program in English and Women's Studies are on full fellowship. In later years, students receive tuition, health care, and living expenses as part-time graduate student instructors (GSIs). The English and Women's Studies departments, in conjunction with the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, are also committed to supporting students' professional activities and pays many of the expenses for research travel and for participation in academic conferences.
Other Awards: Each year, the Departments of English and Women's Studies and the Rackham Graduate School award additional fellowships and prizes to graduate students. Among these are the Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, the Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, and a number of smaller grants. Summer support is available. Our students often win Rackham grants for dissertation research.