The Department of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign offers competitive, personalized research packages to outstanding incoming graduate students. These Departmental financial awards are specifically tailored for highly-qualified prospective students in fields represented in the Department.
For applicants of the highest standing, a Departmental financial award may be offered in addition to a campus-wide Fellowship. Campus-wide fellowships include:The Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, providing $20,000 per 12-month year for three years and including a waiver of full tuition. The School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (SLCL) Fellowship, providing $20,000 paid over a 12-month period for a period of two years and including a waiver of full tuition. The Graduate College Fellowship for Underrepresented Students, providing doctoral-level students with $17,000 per 12-month period for one, two, or three years. These fellowships include a waiver of full tuition.
Qualified applicants need take no action beyond applying to the graduate program. The Department automatically nominates top applicants for all fellowships. Further details on these fellowships are available from the Department.
Pertinent facts concerning the Department:
* The Department of French has faculty representing a broad spectrum of fields in addition to literature including civilization, cultural studies, gender and women's studies, critical theory, second language acquisition (SLA), and theoretical and applied linguistics.
* The University's world-renowned Library, ranked among the top public libraries in the US, affords access to exceptionally rich collections including the Proust-Kolb Library.
* In addition to its degree programs, students in the Department can obtain certificates in cinema studies, gender and women's studies, medieval studies, second language acquisition and teacher education (SLATE), and theory and criticism.
* In addition to recruitment fellowships, the Department of French also offers summer and/or partial fellowships, research assistantships, support for research summer institutes, and conference travel support.
For further information on the Department including how to apply to the graduate program, go to www.french.illinois.edu or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.