University of Pittsburgh


Graduate Financial Assistance

Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (TA/TF) in the Department of Classics

 

The Department of Classics expects to admit one graduate student every other year. During the first year of teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, students receive a teaching assistantship (TA). If a student’s teaching is deemed satisfactory by the graduate faculty based on OMETS and teaching observations, he or she will receive a teaching fellowship (TF) during their remaining years teaching in the department. The expected time to degree in the Department of Classics is 4 years. If additional time is required to complete the degree, students are expected to apply for dissertation funding (both internally and externally). Assistantships include full tuition remission, health benefits at no additional cost, and a stipend. For information on current stipend rates, see http://www.pitt.edu/~graduate/stipends.html

 

 

Policy Statement for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows

The definitions, responsibilities, and rights of Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows are outlined in the following document. It also includes the official procedure for handling grievance situations related to assistantships: 

http://www.pitt.edu/~graduate/TATFGSAPolicyStatement.pdf

 

 

Graduate Financial Assistance

 

In addition to the Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships offered by the Department of Classics, the following sources of such assistance are available:

 

  • Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded to students of exceptional promise and ability either when they first enroll in the PhD program or when they have advanced to the dissertation stage. No service is required.

 

  • Provost’s Humanities Fellowships

A few of these fellowships are awarded to exceptional students who are beginning graduate work in the humanities. No service is required.

 

  • Robert S. Marshall Fellowships

These fellowships are limited to students of ability and promise in classics.

 

  • Lillian B. Lawler Fellowship

Two fellowships (plus tuition for two terms) are awarded annually to full-time, advanced-level graduate students pursuing a PhD in Classics, English, French, German, Hispanic, History, or Slavic who show potential for an outstanding career in teaching and research. No service is required.

 

  • Provost’s Development Fellowships

These University fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens on the basis of need and merit to provide development opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged students pursuing the doctorate. They generally carry a stipend and full tuition for two terms. Both incoming and continuing students are eligible to apply.

 

  • K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships

These multi-year fellowships are available to distinguished African-American graduate students pursuing the doctorate. They generally carry a stipend and full tuition for two terms. Both incoming and continuing students are eligible for these fellowships.

 

  • Dean’s Tuition Scholarships

A limited number of tuition scholarships are available for students who are not funded by teaching assistantships or fellowships. Priority is given to students who have completed all course requirements, are working on the dissertation, have exhausted all departmental support, and need to be minimally registered in order to use University facilities.