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Max Kade Graduate Fellowship

The most prestigious award for graduate students in the department, this fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation. This fellowship offers support for one academic year.

Taft Fellowships and Stipends

Through the generosity of the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, graduate students in the Department of German Studies are eligible for travel grants, research stipends as well as year-long fellowships. Find out more about Taft.

Graduate Students Assistantships (GTAs)

Most graduate students support themselves during their graduate careers by serving as graduate student teaching assistants (GTAs), which enables them to gain valuable experience by teaching in the department's undergraduate language program. The GTA stipend is awarded in addition to tuition remission.

Summer School Teaching

Most graduate students teach during the summer semester for additional stipends.

International Co-Op Program

In a joint effort with UC's Institute for Global Affairs, this department teaches an intensive summer language program for students enrolled in the university's professional colleges (predominantly engineering and business students) to prepare them for co-op experience in Germany. Each year two graduate students receive funding to teach in this intensive summer language training program.