Financial Support

Fellowships, T.A.'s, and P.T.L.'s

Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships are based on merit and may be discontinued if academic standards are not maintained, that is, if the GPA falls below 3.5 or if there are incompletes outstanding for more than two semesters. ABD students are encouraged to apply for Graduate School fellowships, such as the Bevier, and other fellowships such as the NEH and Fulbright Information on these and other funding opportunities can be obtained from the Graduate School (, program bulletin boards, and the Comparative Literature website.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Mellon Foundation Grant provides stipend enhancements designed to help support the students best prepared to work with faculty in the most prestigious graduate programs at Rutgers.

  • Summer research/writing grants designed to support students who are making excellent progress on coursework and dissertation research.
  • Competitive dissertation fellowships, administered by the School of Arts and Sciences, and open to students who are making excellent progress toward the degree.

Please contact the graduate director for further information on eligibility and application forms.