Funding, Employment, & Assistantships

Funding & Assistantships – General Information

The Graduate School at Purdue University provides some basic resources for learning about funding, employment, and assistantships on their Funding Financial Information page.

If you are looking for more specific information about fellowships and grants, assistantships, or loans, visit the Graduate School’s Funding Opportunities page.


Funding & Assistantships – English Department

Most graduate students in the English Department serve as Instructors for the Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP) program.

These assistantships typically include a full tuition waiver, eligibility for health insurance, and a 9-month stipend. Specific information about these assistantships can be obtained by contacting the department.

Additional funding and assistantship opportunities may be found via the following programs:


Funding for travel to conferences can be obtained in several ways:

  1. Departmental Awards
  2. CLA Promise Award
  3. PGSG Travel Grants


Applying for Funding