In addition, graduate students are eligible for two primary fellowships. The Selma & Stanley Hollander Fellowship awarded annually by the department to a student entering their final year of study, and the Dissertation Completion Fellowship which is awarded annually by the graduate school to students entering their final year of study. Applications for these fellowship opportunities are due during the spring of the second year of study. Students studying in the College of Arts and Letters are also eligible to apply for the Varg-Sullivan Award. To determine if you are eligible for additional fellowship or award opportunities please visit the graduate school's website.
The College of Arts and Letters is offering fellowships up to $3,000 each intended for students in the latter stages of degree completion whose research requires significant use of facilities, sources, or resources abroad.
Preference will be given to applications demonstrating that the research trip will accelerate degree completion and significantly add to the quality of the applicant's composition, performance, creative activity, thesis, dissertation or document.
The College of Arts and Letters provides up to $300 per graduate student per year toward expenses of travel to conferences.
The Graduate School provides up to $400 per student per degree; read more here.
The MFA at MSU is a fully funded, three-year program. The funding comes in the form of an assistantship, which can be teaching or research based. Assistantships provide students with health insurance and tuition waivers.
Graduate assistants are automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan with the premium paid by the university. Enrolled students may insure eligible spouse and/or dependent children residing with the insured. For information on Graduate Assistantships and health benefits see: hr.msu.edu/employment/graduate-assistants or contact the Director of Graduate Studies.
For more information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies:
BEN VAN DYKE
Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies
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