Financial Support

Financial support

Most students are admitted with a multi-year funding package that allows them to work as teaching assistants for faculty within American Studies or related fields and disciplines.

Students enrolled in our combined Ph.D. program and our Ph.D. minor should apply for financial aid in their home department.

Funding + fellowship opportunities

The University Graduate School offers both internal and external funding opportunities worthy of exploration.

The Gunderson Award, established in memory of Virginia LaFollette Gunderson, recognizes the best essay written by an American Studies graduate student with prize money.