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Level: PhD
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics French Linguistics
Application Deadline: 01-Jan-2013
Supporting Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
French & Italian
LL Issue: 23.4976
Posted: 29-Nov-2012
Support Description: For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to offer scholarship packages of $25,000 annually for up to six years of graduate study in French Linguistics. Applications for graduate admission are currently being accepted!!! Financial support details follow: Though funding packages may vary from student to student, a typical 2013-2014 Walther package is disbursed as follows: 1st Year- Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $25,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,204 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance 2nd Year- Teaching Assistantship in which the student assists a primary instructor in one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the TA stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits 3rd Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits 4th Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits 5th Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits 6th Year- Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $25,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,204 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance All students are eligible for additional support (up to $1,000 annually) for travel to conferences. Students who choose to embark on programs of work culminating in a Ph.D. in six years or less are eligible for additional scholarships in the amounts of $15,000 with Ph.D. in four years, $10,000 with Ph.D. in 5 years and $5,000 with Ph.D. in six years. To be eligible for Summer Reserch Scholarships, students work with their mentors to develop summer study or research proposals. These proposals are submitted in early spring for approval by the graduate advisors. The completed projects are reviewed in the fall.
Application Web Address: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/graduate-program/Admissions1.php
Contact Information: Mr. Chaz Nailor c.nailor@austin.utexas.edu Phone:512.471.5712 Fax:512.471.8492