Texas Tech University

English/TCR Grad Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships for 2019-20

The Texas Tech University English department, in partnership with the Graduate School, is pleased to announce several fellowship opportunities that will be available to on-campus MA and PhD students for the 2019-20 academic year. All applicants who submit a complete application by the program deadline (see below) will be automatically considered for these competitive funding opportunities. All of the fellowships include some amount of teaching as a graduate assistant. Teaching assignments typically include freshman composition for first-year graduate students, with opportunities to teach sophomore-level classes in subsequent years.

In addition to the stipend enhancements indicated below, all graduate assistants receive full tuition waivers and have the opportunity to participate in the university's health insurance plan. Some opportunities for summer teaching are also available.

LCWL Deadline - Apply by Jan 15, 2019

  • For LCWL students, contact Dr. Julie Nelson Couch,
    Director of Graduate Studies in Literature, Creative Writing, and Linguistics (LCWL)

TCR Deadline - Apply by Jan 15, 2019

  • For TCR students, contact Dr. Craig Baehr,
    Director of Graduate Studies in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (TCR)

TTU Graduate School Recruitment Fellowships

TTU Graduate School Recruitment Fellowships enhance departmental stipends by providing an additional $4,000 per year to graduate assistants who are employed as instructors or research assistants by their home departments. The $4,000 supplement is guaranteed to PhD students for four years and to MA students for two years. 

TTU Presidential Fellowships

TTU Presidential Fellowships are aimed at attracting the highest quality applicants to Texas Tech University. Awards will be up to $32,000/year for 3 years (plus tuition and a $2000/year research/travel allowance).

In addition to these fellowships for new graduate students, TTU has also recently initiated a Dissertation Completion Fellowship program that allows PhD students in their final year to receive a stipend that enables students to devote their full attention to research and writing. These fellowships are available to students who meet the requirements, and they are awarded in a university-wide competitive process.

For more information, see the following:

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Dr. Julie Nelson Couch
Director / Advisor
Graduate Studies in Literature, Creative Writing and Linguistics

Dr. Craig Baehr
Graduate Studies in Technical Communication and Rhetoric

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