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. Stipend amounts depend on each year's budget; $17,600 is the 20/21 academic year stipend amount. Funded students also receive a tuition waiver, and access to subsidized 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.
Our students work on campus at places like:
- 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, mark yes to "Are you interested in receiving financial support" in the Additional Information section of the application to the Program.
Equity and Diversity Funding
EH encourages applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for additional Equity & Diversity funding. This benefit carries all the responsibilities of our standard assistantship, and includes a larger stipend -- $20,000 per year. Please explain your interest in EH’s Equity & Diversity funding on your application in the Additional Information section of the application, "Additional comments you consider pertinent/important to this application". The EH Admission Selection Committee will choose Equity & Diversity funding recipients.
Environmental Humanities is a recipient of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant supports our focus on environmental justice and community-engaged learning. The grant also funds two $25,000 graduate fellowships/year. If you have experience and interest in community-engaged learning and social justice, please express your interest in being considered for a Mellon Graduate Fellowship in the Additional Information section of the application, "Additional comments you consider pertinent/important to this application". The EH Admission Selection Committee will designate the graduate fellows.
We offer summer support for selected research and internships so that our students can 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.