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Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship

The Linguistics Department has been awarded the university's most prestigious graduate award, a Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend plus tuition and required fees for five years of doctoral study. All Ph.D. applicants to the program will be automatically considered for the award. For more information please see the Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship Announcement.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)

The Linguistics Department has a number of GTA positions for undergraduate linguistics courses.

Linguistics graduate students sometimes also hold GTA positions in the following related areas:

The Applied English Center (http://www.aec.ku.edu) have GTA positions for instructors of English at different levels for international students. Application deadline is typically in March for the Fall semester and October for the Spring semester.

The Humanities and Western Civilization Program (http://www.hwc.ku.edu) have GTA positions for Western Civilization, a two-semester undergraduate course. Please check the program website for GTA application, which is typically due in February.

If you have a strong background in a foreign language, different language departments at KU sometimes have GTA positions available for language instruction. Check with the language coordinators in individual departments for application information. For a list of languages taught at KU, see http://languages.ku.edu.

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA)

Individual faculty members in the department may have researching funding that can support GRAs. Aside from stipends, tuition assistance may also be available for GRAs, either through the grant source or through the tuition assistance program by the Provost Office (http://www.provost.ku.edu). Please check with the faculty member you are interested in working with for more information.


KU offers Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for the study of Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Swahili, Tajik, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Wolof, and Yiddish.  Academic year FLAS pays up to $12,000 for tuition and a stipend of $15,000. Summer FLAS pays up to $4,000 for tuition and a stipend of $2,500. Tuition payments are limited to actual tuition charges. See the Center websites for application materials. The deadline for FLAS applications is typically late January to early February.  See http://flas.ku.edu/ for more information.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Award (FLAS)

FLAS Awards are offered through the following Centers at KU:

Global and International Studies (http://global.ku.edu/opportunities/students.shtml5) for the study of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Mongolian, Turkish, and Uyghur.

Center for East Asian Studies (http://www.ceas.ku.edu/6) for the study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Uyghur, or Tibetan.

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (http://www.crees.ku.edu/7) for the study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Turkish, or Ukrainian.

Kansas African Studies Center (http://www.kasc.ku.edu/8) for the study of Arabic, Swahili, Wolof, or Hausa.

Center of Latin American Studies (http://www2.ku.edu/~latamst/9) for the study of languages spoken in Latin America, including indigenous languages. The Center also has several scholarships available for students doing research in Latin America: Stansifer Fellowship, Tinker Foundation Grant, KU Latin Americanist Graduate Research Competition, Oppenheimer research grants. Please check with the Center for details.

Academic year FLAS pays up to $12,000 for tuition and a stipend of $15,000. Summer FLAS pays up to $4,000 for tuition and a stipend of $2,500. Tuition payments are limited to actual tuition charges. See the Center websites for application materials. The deadline for FLAS applications is typically January-February.

Graduate Studies Fellowships and Scholarships

The department competes for various fellowships and scholarships provided by KU Graduate Studies every year.  These range from $5,000 scholarships to offset research costs to $16,000 fellowships with full tuition assistance.  See http://www.graduate.ku.edu/funding-opportunities for addition information on funding opportunities provided by KU Graduate Studies.  Applicants to the graduate programs will be automatically considered for these funding opportunities and do not need to submit separate applications for them.

Summer Research Fellowship

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies offers Summer Research Fellowships for independent research in the Summer Session, which provide a stipend of $5,000. Preference is given to doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive exams by the end of the Spring semester. A research proposal and department nomination are necessary.

Schiefelbusch Child Language Scholarship

Available through the Child Language Program (http://www.clp.ku.edu/10) to doctoral students doing research on language acquisition. Nomination due in March. Award announced in May. Contact Linda Mann (lkaymann@ku.edu11) for information.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation offers 3-year fellowships to students in their early stages of pursuing a research based Master's or Ph.D. degree. The fellowship offers a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, and a $1,000 one time travel allowance. Application deadline is in August, and award notifications are sent out in April of next year. US citizens or permanent residents who (a) are graduating senior; (b) have completed a B.S./B.A. degree; or (c) are in their 1st year or the first semester of their 2nd year in graduate school are qualified to apply. See http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ for more information.

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The National Science Foundation provides research grants to offset the cost of dissertation research. The maximum allowable budget is $12,000. Targeted deadlines are January 15 and July 15. See http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp for more information.

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. See http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284 for more information.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. The Fellowships include funds for university fees and research support (together with stipend the award may total up to $33,000). Application deadline is typically in November. See http://www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=512 for more information.

The William Orr Dingwall Foundation Neurolinguistics Fellowship

The Williams Orr Dingwall Foundation (http://www.dingwallfoundation.org/) provides dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates who are specialization in the field of neurolinguistics. The amount of the stipend is $30,000 for a period of 12 consecutive months. The candidates are nominated by the department. The nominee may be of any nationality. Nomination deadline is May 1.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust (http://www.dekarman.org/) provides fellowships to doctoral candidates in their dissertating year and undergraduates in their senior year. Fellowship amounts are $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students. Both US and non-US citizens who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the US may apply. Application requests must be received by December 31, and complete applications are due January 31. Announcement of awards are made around April 15.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships and Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) provides a number of fellowships and grants for both US and non-US citizens, including dissertation fellowships. See http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/fellowships_grants/index.cfm for more information.

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowships

The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange funds doctoral research by non-ROC citizens in the field of Chinese studies in humanities and social sciences. The maximum award is $15,000. Application deadline is October 15. See http://www.cckf.org.tw/e-americaDF.htm for more information.

Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowships

The Japan Foundation (http://www.jfny.org/) has fellowships for doctoral students if the research is to be conducted in Japan. See website for more information.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation Grants

The Wenner-Gren Foundation (http://www.wennergren.org/) has a number of grants for both US and non-US scholars that supports anthropological fieldwork. See website for information.


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