Stephen Fafulas was awarded the College Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2012-13.
Jared Patten was awarded the College Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2012-13.
Outstanding Fellowship and Teaching Opportunities
In Fall 2012 the Department of Spanish and Portuguese was awarded a major multi-year grant by the US Department of Education (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) which now enables us to recruit outstanding students with extremely competitive fellowship packages. GAANN fellows receive a generous stipend in addition to health insurance and tuition waivers. They are also released from teaching responsibilities for the duration of the fellowship, allowing them to concentrate on coursework and research.
The Department also offers fellowships and graduate stipends featuring excellent opportunities for research and teaching language and culture courses in our department. All M.A. students receive guaranteed funding for two years, while Ph.D. students receive a guaranteed five years of funding (a total of 7 years of funding for those pursuing M.A.-Ph.D.). Funding is contingent on satisfactory academic progress and teaching. The graduate stipend for 2012-13 is $15,688 and includes a full tuition remission as well as student health insurance. Additional fellowships are also offered to highly competitive candidates.
Many advanced graduate students also teach summer courses in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or overseas through the Indiana University Honors Program. With the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, students may also apply to teach specialized courses in the Honors College or the Global Village. All graduate students receive thorough professional training and mentoring in research and classroom teaching.
The Department makes several annual awards to continuing students:
In addition to these departmental awards, students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese apply and receive many awards announced by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Graduate School, such as the Dissertation Year Fellowship, the Wells Fellowship, and the John Edwards Fellowship. Foreign Language Area Study (FLAS) fellowships from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies are frequently won by students in the department. For a list of awards, please see the University Graduate School's and the College of Arts and Sciences' announcements.
For more information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Brown in the Graduate Office.