Graduate Student Teaching and Research Assistantships
The Environmental Humanities Graduate Program (EH) provides full funding in the form of teaching and research assistantships to admitted students - domestic and international - for four semesters. Stipend amounts depend on each year's budget; $20,000 is the 23/24 academic year stipend amount. Funded students also receive a tuition waiver, and access to medical, dental and vision insurance. Our students' work develops skills for work after graduation while introducing them to a network of environmental thinkers. The Director of the Program assigns assistantships after considering students' interests and Program needs. Applicants do not need to appeal directly to faculty or campus partners for funding but may express their interest in their application and to the Director of the program.
Our campus partners include:
- American West Center
- Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies
- Honors College
- Natural History Museum of Utah
- Sustainability Office
- Tanner Humanities Center
- University of Utah Press
If you would like to be considered for funding, please fill out the information boxes in the College of Humanities section of the application to the Program.
Environmental Humanities is a recipient of a grant from the Mellon Foundation. The grant supports our focus on environmental justice, Indigenous knowledges, and community-engaged research and learning. The grant also funds two $25,000 graduate fellowships/year. If you have experience and interest in these areas, please express your interest in being considered for a Mellon Graduate Fellowship in the College of Humanities section of the application to the Program. The EH Admission Selection Committee will designate the graduate fellows.
Equity and Diversity Funding
EH encourages applicants from historically excluded groups to apply for additional Equity & Diversity funding. This benefit carries all the responsibilities of our standard assistantship, and includes a larger stipend -- $22,000 per year. Please explain your interest in EH’s Equity & Diversity funding on your application in the College of Humanities section of the application to the Program. The EH Admission Selection Committee will choose Equity & Diversity funding recipients.
Students may apply for summer support for selected research and internships in order to explore their ideas in the context of real-world environmental challenges. Students apply for funding each spring, and if approved, rising second-year students can spend their summers focusing on making a difference with non-profits, government organizations and with research projects, locally or out of state.