Applicants to the graduate program in Classics may be nominated for campus- or college-wide fellowships such as the Chancellor’s Fellowship, Devaney Fellowship, or Center for Humanities and the Arts Fellowship.
In addition, the Department employs both M.A. and Ph.D. students as graduate student teachers in undergraduate classes. These appointments, which typically come with a stipend, a tuition waiver, and a contribution towards fees and costs such as health insurance, are awarded on a competitive basis.
Graduate student teachers assist in large lecture classes, lead discussion sections attached to large lecture classes, teach sections of Beginning or Intermediate Latin or Beginning Greek, or teach courses that fulfill the university’s undergraduate writing requirement.
Research Assistants are paired with a faculty member to do research in an area of shared interest.
Finally, the department distributes a modest amount of cash support funded by the University Fellowship Program.
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.
• 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