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.