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The Consortium of PhD Programs in the Literatures and Cultures is an innovative effort to maximize the benefits of intellectual and administrative collaboration while granting participating students autonomy in their pursuit of excellence within their chosen disciplines. We can offer graduate students funding and mentoring that allows them to complete their degree in five years without sacrificing intellectual depth and methodological diversity. Though students follow the curriculum of their home departments, they have full access to faculty in other departments, and will participate in joint workshops, speaker events, and digital humanities training. Summer stipends and internships will ensure that students’ focus remains on their research projects
and on their development as future teachers. As the Consortium grows, we envisage further collaborations, including joint placement guidance, language training, seminars, and the development of extra-academic job prospects. CU Boulder’s stunning campus will provide the fitting background for this intellectual journey.

Highlights:
• 5 years of guaranteed support
• 1st and 5th year free of teaching
• Summer financial support
• Digital humanities training
• Cross-departmental mentoring
• Speaker events, workshops, seminars
• Professionalization guidance

Participating departments:
Asian Languages and Civilizations, Classics, English, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Spanish and Portuguese

For more information, please contact:
Lauri Reitzammer (Classics), Associate Chair of Graduate Studies (reitzammer@colorado.edu) Núria Silleras-Fernández (Spanish and Portugese), Director of the PhD Consortium (silleras@colorado.edu)