Graduate Funding Opportunities | Women's & Gender Studies

Graduate Funding Opportunities

Program Funding:

A limited number of Graduate Assistanships are available for students based on program needs.

Teaching Assistants support undergraduate WGST courses (typically WGST 2100: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies). They serve in an array of capacities: as a recitation leader of smaller, independent course sections and/or as a grader and tutor for larger courses under the direction and pedagogical mentorship of a faculty member of record. A professor or lecturer mentors graduate Teaching Assistants in both course content and instruction/grading skills.

Teaching Assistantships are available on a limited basis in the Women's & Gender Studies Program at UNT. The WGST program's staffing needs determine graduate assistant assignments.

All assistantships entail approximately 10 or 20 hours of work per week (based on position), supporting the delivery of WGST undergraduate courses (including direct course instruction, leading discussions, grading student coursework, holding office/tutoring hours, etc.).

Benefits of serving as a Teaching Assistant

  • Monthly stipend as pay during each semester of employment.

Requirements for Teaching Assistantship

  • All Teaching Assistants must maintain a minimum 3.0 gpa overall and during each semester.
  • All Teaching Assistants must maintain full-time course enrollment during the fall/spring semesters while on assistantship.

Applicants for this position should have demonstrable scholarly interest in feminist, gender, and/or sexuality studies.

To apply for a TA position in WGST, please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter that outlines your interest in serving as a Teaching Assistant for WGST and your experience relevant to teaching.
  2. Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  3. A list of any relevant coursework in Women's & Gender Studies (broadly construed, including coursework from other departments); please distinguish between undergraduate and graduate courses.

Application materials should be sent directly to the UNT Women's & Gender Studies Program: WMST@unt.edu.

Additional Graduate Funding:

Toulouse Graduate School's scholarship opportunities are now available on the Eagle Scholarship Portal! Newly admitted and continuing graduate students may be considered for the Toulouse Graduate School scholarship opportunities mentioned below by completing the General Application within the Eagle Scholarship Portal. After submitting the General Application, students are encouraged to review the section "Other Recommended Opportunities" for the apply-to scholarship applications and submit the additional information required for the Dr. Betty Berkeley and Externally Funded Students Scholarships if applicable. Please note, deadlines and criteria vary.

Auto-Match Applications: Fully admitted graduate students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to submit the General Application on the Eagle Scholarship Portal to be considered for these scholarship opportunities. Upon submission, applicants will be auto-matched for consideration provided they meet any of the criteria requirements.

  1. Academic Achievement Scholarship (AAS): This scholarship is available to new doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 year renewal. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $1,000 per academic year - $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring - and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Application Deadline:: March 31st, 2022.
  2. R.B. Toulouse Scholarship (R.B.T.S): This scholarship is available to new and continuing doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 or 3 year renewal depending on the degree program. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $1,000 per academic year - $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring - and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Application Deadline: March 31st, 2022.
  3. McNair Scholar Scholarship: The McNair Scholar Scholarship is designed for new and continuing graduate degree-seeking students. This highly competitive scholarship was created to recruit and retain the very best McNair Scholar graduate students who show promise for conducting important research or creative activity and are committed to full time enrollment. This scholarship is available to new and continuing doctoral and master's students for the first year of study with a possible 1 year renewal for masters students and up to 3 year renewal for doctoral students. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $2,000 per academic year - $1,000 in the Fall and $1,000 in the Spring - and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Application Deadline:: March 31st, 2022.

Apply-To Applications: Continuing and fully admitted graduate students that meet the eligibility requirements will need to submit the General Application on the Eagle Scholarship Portal in order to be considered for these scholarship opportunities. In addition, applicants need to choose and submit required documents outlined for each scholarship opportunity.

  1. Dr. Betty Berkeley Scholarship: This fellowship is open to 1 outstanding student enrolled in either a Master's of Art or Master's of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Recipients of this competitive scholarship receive $2,000 per academic year - $1,000 in the Fall and $1,000 in the Spring - and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Application Deadline:: May 1st, 2022.
  2. Externally Funded Students Scholarship: This scholarship is available to eligible doctoral and masters students who demonstrate academic excellence. Recipients receive $1,000 per academic year - $500 in the Fall and $500 in the Spring - and may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Students must provide proof of academic support of $5,000 or more from an institution outside of UNT to be considered for the award. Application Deadline:: May 1st, 2022.

For more detailed information, please visit our website. The direct link is: Toulouse Graduate School Scholarships & Awards

For more detailed information on how to apply for scholarships, click here. Creating an account in the Eagle Scholarship Portal allows students to be matched to available scholarship opportunities based on the student's UNT academics and program. Other "recommended" opportunities are also available for review. We encourage students to take time to review the recommended opportunities, as these require information from applicants that we do not have access to in the UNT student system.

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