Italian Studies Financial Assistance and Teaching Experience
Italian Studies graduate students are offered up to six years support primarily in the form of Teaching Assistantships and Assistant Instructorships. A limited number of full support fellowships are available. Some students may receive recruitment fellowships in their first year at the University of Texas. Most students can reasonably expect a full support fellowship year in one of their dissertation years. Competitive fellowships administered by the graduate school are another possible source of financial support.
Italian Studies graduate students may be able to participate, as TAs, in the department's summer study abroad programs in Rome. They will also become familiar with using innovative instructional technologies (faculty in the Department of French and Italian have developed several award-winning projects) and may have opportunities to assist in the development of new projects. The teaching experience and skills acquired by Italian Studies graduate students will help them immensely in making the transition from graduate school to full-time employment.
For more information on Assistant Instructorships and Teaching Assistanships please visit this webpage, see academic employment.
Competitive fellowships administered by the graduate school are another possible source of financial support, see Graduate School Fellowships.