The Department of English offers a number of competitive renewable fellowships each year for full-time students entering the Doctoral program. These fellowships are renewable for up to five years. Students are assigned as Research Assistants in their first year and as Teaching Assistants in subsequent years. The fellowship provides a stipend and covers tuition and fees (9 hours in fall and spring and 3 hours in the summer), and either a Research or Teaching Assistant position. Fellowship students may also be eligible for university health benefits.