College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies


Various forms of financial assistance are available to continuing graduate students in the Department of Germanic Studies.  These include:

  • Dissertation Year Fellowships and Edwards Fellowships are awarded by the University Graduate School to outstanding advanced students; stipends vary.
  • The department typically awards one or two annual dissertation fellowships to an advanced graduate student who is in the process of completing her dissertation.
  • Pending area of specialization, doctoral students from the Department of Germanic Studies are also eligible to apply for dissertation fellowships from other programs such as the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Each year, the Institute of German Studies and the Department award summer fellowships to two or three students on the basis of a research proposal.
  • There are also special fellowship opportunities open to minority students, such as the Graduate Minority Fellowship.
  • Travel grants for students giving papers at scholarly conferences are also available. These are awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences in amounts up to $300. Our department also makes financial awards up to $300 for conference presentations, so that a student who is on the program of a professional meeting will receive partial (and may receive full) reimbursement of travel expenses. The department approves one award per student per year.

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927