Funding Opportunities

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Research and Teaching Fellowships

Incoming doctoral students receive a comprehensive 6-year funding package to support them in their scholarly and pedagogical training and are eligible to be registered for up to 8 years. The 6-year funding package includes:

  • An academic year stipend (and teaching remuneration)
  • 5 summer stipends
  • Full tuition aid
  • Health insurance premium aid


Renewal of this award is contingent on satisfactory academic progress.  Students are expected to reach candidacy by the start of year 6 to remain in the program. Those students who remain registered in year 7 and/or 8 receive continued financial support, which includes:

  • Full tuition aid
  • Health insurance premium aid


Additional fellowships and awards are available to support language study, conference travel, and research travel.

Summer Stipends

Students who are eligible to receive summer stipends must submit a short description of how they intend to use the stipend to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).  At the start of the following autumn quarter, students should submit a one-page report or share during their advising meeting, the work accomplished during the summer to the DGS, and for advanced students, to their dissertation director.

Advanced Funding Opportunities

Students who present a successful dissertation proposal by their fifth year are encouraged to apply for a sixth year of funding via the Humanities Dissertation Completion Fellowships,(DCF) which pending completion of the dissertation by the end of year 7, culminates in a 2-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Humanities Teaching Fellow. This added benefit of the DCF is a compelling reason to apply for separate DCF funding to complete the dissertation.

Other Funding Information

The Humanities Dean of Students office provides several services to help students find appropriate internal or external funding for research and travel to archives and conferences essential to the progress of their research.

Fellowships exist to help students at all stages of their graduate career, and students are strongly encouraged to educate themselves about such opportunities and to apply for fellowships at the earliest possible moment.

More funding information will be sent periodically by email and/or posted at appropriate times before upcoming deadlines on UChicagoGrad's Fellowship database.