Funding your graduate education requires research from you and support from others. We work with our graduate students to help them make this investment in their future, directing them to the resources on campus and elsewhere that help them find the funds to complete their degrees.
Top incoming AAADS graduate students may be awarded fellowships to support their study at IU. These prestigious awards carry at least one year of a guaranteed living stipend and full tuition remission, followed by at least two years of either further fellowship support or guaranteed associate instructor positions, also with a stipend and full tuition remission.
Most of our graduate students receive funding by working as associate instructors in one of our courses. These positions come with a living stipend and full tuition remission and often come in multi-year packages. Students gain key experience as graders, discussion section instructors, and instructors of standalone courses.
Some students serve as research assistants for our faculty or others on campus. Stipends and tuition remissions vary on these positions.
We offer five funded awards each year to AAADS graduate students. These are presented at the end of the spring semester at the AAADS graduation and awards ceremony. Awards are offered for undergraduate teaching and research, outstanding thesis or dissertation, community outreach, outstanding leadership, and undergraduate mentoring.
There are several other funding opportunities within the department. As funds are available, AAADS also support students with particular activities, such as conference travel or study abroad expenses. We also encourage you to work with the University Graduate School to locate additional financial awards.