The Department of French and Italian

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 fellowships are available. Some students may receive recruitment fellowships in their first year at the University of Texas or fellowships for dissertation research and writing in one of their final years.  Competitive fellowships administered by the graduate school are another possible source of financial support.

Italian Studies graduate students will become familiar with using innovative projects in the Digital Humanities for research and teaching (faculty in the Department of French and Italian have developed several award-winning projects) and may assist in the development of new projects. They may also have the opportunity to work as a funded Graduate Editorial Assistant for an Italian Studies scholarly journal. The experiences and skills acquired by Italian Studies graduate students will help them immensely in making the transition from graduate school to full-time employment.

Academic Employment

For more information on Assistant Instructorships and Teaching Assistantships please visit this webpage, see academic employment.

University Fellowships


Competitive fellowships administered by the graduate school are another possible source of financial support, see Graduate School Fellowships.


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
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    Austin, TX 78712-1800
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