African Studies offers funding in the form of graduate assistantships. Graduate assistant (GA) positions require a 20-hour per week employment commitment throughout each of the Fall and Spring semesters (including exam weeks). These awards are contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education.
Eligibility: Must be a student in the African Studies program. Incoming student applicants are not as competitive for graduate assistantships as returning students unless they have had significant previous experience in newsletter publication or web design.
Award: Stipend of $15,750, a College of Arts and Sciences fee remission towards 30 hours of College of Arts and Sciences credit per year, and health insurance.
Application: Applications must include:
- Graduate assistantship application.
- Three letters of recommendation. Two new recommendations should address the student's abilities to meet the demand of the assistantship. The remaining reference may be one already on file if written by an IU faculty member within the last 18 months.
- Current transcript of IU graduate work (may be obtained from your home department graduate secretary. OneStart transcripts are acceptable).
- Current CV/resume.
- Statement of 1,000 words or less, describing educational goals, career interests and plans.
- Writing sample, 350-500 words in length.
Applications are available online.
Application deadline is March 1.
Applicants for GA positions may be contacted to arrange for an interview with the African Studies senior staff.