Graduate Financial Support

1. TAships

Most financial support for graduate students in French comes from Teaching Assistantships. Every admitted student is considered for a TAship, normally renewed annually as long as satisfactory progress to the degree is made and teaching is of high quality. Incoming TAs receive one week of training prior to the beginning of fall quarter. Close supervision and support is provided by the Language Program Coordinator. The TAship brings with it payment of health insurance and of the registration and education fees.

2. The Belin Fellowship and the Delattre Fellowship

The Pierre and Geneviève Delattre Memorial Fellowship and the Jean Belin Fellowship may be awarded to incoming or continuing students at the discretion of the department's Admissions and Fellowships committee, on the basis of merit. The amount of the award varies from year to year. Pierre Delattre was a world-renowned phonetician who taught in the department from 1964 to 1969; Geneviève Delattre was a distinguished Balzac scholar, active in the department from 1964-1986. The Jean Belin Fellowship was introduced in 2005-06 by the family of the late Jean Belin, French scientist, local francophone and supporter of the arts.

3. Campus Fellowships

Both incoming and continuing graduate students are eligible for campus fellowships, which consist of stipends and payment of fees. A few of these cover nonresident tuition; most do not. The department has separate, limited funding to assist nonresident students with tuition. For details on campus fellowships, see the Graduate Division site.

4. Extramural fellowships; the "Bourse Chateaubriand"

Advanced students are strongly encouraged to compete for extramural fellowships. The Graduate Division's website is the best source of information on Extramural Fellowships. Take the initiative and search the databases for appropriate sources of funding. 

American students who are advanced to candidacy are urged to apply for the Chateaubriand Fellowship, sponsored by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The fellowship enables students to conduct research in France 6-12 months. For details, go to: