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 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.

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.

Program Year

Source of Funding

1st Year

Eligibilty to receive an Office of Graduate Studies Recruitment fellowship for fall: a $10,000 stipend, $890 to offset the cost of health insurance, and a full tuition award.*

Or

Teaching Assistantship in which the student assists primary instructors and eligibilty to receive an Office of Graduate Studies Provost award: Annual TA salary (entering program with BA) $13,684 or annual TA salary (entering program with MA) $15,074; full tution awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

First year TAs are also eligible to be considered for a recruitment an OGS award of $5,000 in the fall semester

2nd -

5th Years

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term. The AI stipend totaling $17,043, eligibility to apply for summer research support scholarship of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

6th Year

Eligibilty to receive an Office of Graduate Studies Continuing fellowship for the fall semester: a $10,000 stipend, $890 to offset the cost of health insurance, and a full tuition award.*

Or

Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term. The AI stipend totaling $17,043, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits.*

*Students may still be required to pay a small portion of their tuition bill that will be related to university fees.

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.


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