All qualified, incoming graduate students are fully supported by Indiana University fellowships and/or instructorships. Stipends vary from year to year. In 2023-24, we expect to award five-year funding packages consisting of a first-year Max Kade fellowship of $24,000 from the Institute of German Studies, and an Associate Instructorship of at least $22,000 in years two through five. These awards also include tuition and fee remissions, as well as health insurance.
There is no separate application for financial support; applicants to the Department of Germanic Studies are automatically considered for a funding package. (Note: students who apply only to the M.A. program will not be considered for a Max Kade fellowship. Students in the terminal M.A. program are eligible only for an instructorship. Therefore, we encourage students who intend to continue to the Ph.D. to apply directly to the Ph.D., rather than the M.A.)
Beyond the fifth year, graduate students making good progress toward the Ph.D. have competitive opportunities for funding such as dissertation year fellowships, fellowships to study in Germany, and additional teaching assignments. The large majority of our graduate students continue to receive funding until the Ph.D. is awarded (as long as adequate progress is made).