Funding Opportunities

Funding your education

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.

Associate instructors

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.

Research assistants

Some students serve as research assistants for our faculty or others on campus. Stipends and tuition remissions vary on these positions.

Winona Fletcher Outstanding Leadership Award

Medal of Honor for Community/University Outreach

Other funding

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.