Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships for Ph.D. Candidates

All Ph.D. candidates admitted to the Department of German are awarded up to six years of financial support in the form of fellowships and teaching assistantship for language instruction. Fellowships include the Charlotte M. Craig Graduate Fellowship, the Max Kade Scholarship, and the Juliana Ratych Memorial Fellowship. The package includes coverage of full tuition and health insurance. Ph.D. candidates may also have opportunity to serve as a part-time lecturer, renewable every semester, and as instructor in the department’s undergraduate programs at Rutgers.

In recent years our Ph.D. students have prestigious long-term fellowships such as the Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship, the ifk Junior Fellowship, the Fulbright-ifk-Junior Fellowship, and fellowships from the Botstiber Foundation. They were also awarded short-term research and travel grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, and the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry.

Rutgers University actively assists student applications for external fellowships and other merit-based grants that support their research through the GradFund database and the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships.

Conference Travel Funding

The Department supports graduate student research, language study, and conference attendance. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to make use of the resources provided by GradFund at the School of Graduate Studies.