Department of English
Kimpel Hall, 333
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479.575.4301
Fax: 479.575.5919

engl@uark.edu

Graduate Studies Fellowship/Assistantship

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Teaching Assistants teach two undergraduate classes per semester, after taking a required five-day workshop in Composition Pedagogy during the week before fall classes begin.  During that fall semester, the students also take a course in Composition Pedagogy concurrent with teaching their first courses. Stipends for 2010-2011 are $9,900 for assistants at the M.A. level and $10,200 for assistants at the Ph.D. level.  Teaching Assistants also receive a waiver of tuition costs. In order to apply for a teaching assistantship, please check the box 'yes' on the online application form and attach a one-page statement of purpose as directed on the form itself. The form contains a link describing the statement of purpose.

DISTINGUISHED DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Distinguished Doctoral Fellows receive a Teaching Assistantship that pays a stipend of $10,200 annually, in addition to a tuition waiver. They also receive an additional fellowship stipend of $20,000, making the total stipend $30,200 annually. Fellowships are awarded by the Graduate School each fall (upon nomination by the English Department) and are renewable for a total of up to four years. Applicants for the fellowship should expect to receive a Master's degree in English (or a related field) by August of the year in which they will be entering the program. They should have a grade point average of at least 3.85 on their M.A. work, a score of 650 or greater on the GRE verbal exam, and a minimum of 5.5 on the GRE writing exam.

Students who wish to be considered for the distinguished doctoral fellowship must have all application materials in by February 1.  No separate application for the fellowship is required, only an early application to the program.  Qualified applicants to the program will automatically be considered for the fellowship.

DOCTORAL ACADEMY FELLOWSHIPS

Doctoral Academy Fellows receive a Teaching Assistantship that pays a stipend of $9,900 annually, in addition to a tuition waiver.  They also receive an additional fellowship stipend of $10,000 annually.  Fellowships are awarded by the Graduate School each fall (upon nomination by the English Department) and are renewable for a total of up to four years.  Applicants for the fellowship should expect to receive a Master's degree in English or a related field by August of the year in which they will be entering the program.  They should have a grade point average of at least 3.65 on their M.A. work, a score of 600 or greater on the GRE verbal, and a minimum of 5.0 on the GRE writing exam.

Exceptional students holding or expecting to hold a B.A. may apply for these doctoral fellowships as incoming students in our M.A. program in English if they indicate an intention of staying in the program through the PhD.  However, in these cases, the fellowship will still be renewable for a maximum total of four years.

All students who wish to be considered for the Doctoral Academy Fellowship must have all application materials in by February 1.  No separate application for the fellowship is required, only an early application to the program.  Qualified applicants to the program will automatically be considered for the fellowship.

DIANE BLAIR FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE

Depending on how many ongoing students already have Diane Blair Fellowships, a few of these fellowships may be available for incoming M. A. and Ph. D. students interested in the study of Southern literature.  The Blair fellowship is $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester) and is normally renewable up to three years; each recipient is awarded a Teaching Assistantship and a stipend. If you wish to apply for a Blair Fellowship, you should apply by February 1.  You must also submit a letter of intent describing your interest in Southern literature along with your other application materials to the English Department, and it would be best—though not absolutely required—to submit a writing sample that analyzes some aspect of southern literature. 

Send all inquiries to:

Professor Patrick Slattery
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
333 Kimpel Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR  72701
pslatter@uark.edu