Grants and Opportunities

The Graduate English program at the University of St. Thomas is proud to offer grants and internal work opportunities to support tuition costs while also providing students with valuable career and personal experiences.

Teaching Mentorships
The Master of Arts in English Program funds six Teaching Mentorships each year for students interested in teaching. These Mentorships are paid per hour with a maximum of 60 hours over the semester. They do not carry course credit.

$10,000 Graduate Team Research Grant
This University of St. Thomas grant funds teams of St. Thomas faculty and graduate student(s) who work together on a significant research project or creative activity over an 8-12 week period during the summer.

$1,000 Student Research Grant
The Graduate English Student Research Grant provides funding to support student research involving domestic or international travel to visit archives, libraries, museums, and other research sites.

Conference Grants
Students attending conferences and presenting a paper may request a conference participation grant of up to $500.

Writing Consultant Positions
Through these positions, graduate students gain experience working one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students, gain insight into writing theory and pedagogy (including collaborative learning, process theory, writing across the curriculum, basic writing, and ESL), and learn writing center administration.

Luann Dummer Research Award
The Luann Dummer Center for Women is pleased to offer a graduate fellowship to a student who will conduct research on topics related to girls and/or women.