Fellowships for Graduate Students

Beginning with the fifth academic year, coursework should be completed, students move into Advanced Residence, and tuition drops significantly. Depending on the particular program, students may be eligible to apply for one of NELC’s endowed scholarships:

  • Robert Brandt Cross Scholarship Fund
  • Elizabeth and Adolph Leo Oppenheim Scholarship Fund
  • Harold A. Rantz Scholarship Fund

There are some opportunities for advanced graduate students to work as Teaching Assistants or Student Lecturers in introductory and intermediate courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, as well as in Islamic and Near Eastern civilization courses. In addition, some teaching opportunities exist in certain adult education courses and in nearby colleges.

Advanced students may also apply for the following University of Chicago Fellowships, as appropriate:

  • Franke Institute Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • William Rainey Harper Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • Provost's Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • Mellon Humanities Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • Mellon Foundation-University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • Whiting Dissertation-Year Fellowships
  • Division of the Humanities Travel Grants
  • Special Overseas Dissertation Research Fellowships
  • The Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship in Archaeology

PLEASE NOTE that many of these fellowship applications must be vetted by NELC and thus have earlier NELC-specific deadlines, listed here.