Graduate Students receive full support throughout their graduate careers. The Laney Graduate School offers a competitive funding package as well as various other funding opportunities and training to develop skills to compete for external and advanced standing fellowships and grants.
Standard Admission Package
All students admitted to the Program in Hispanic Studies receive full funding support. Assuming consistent progress toward the doctoral degree, this financial support is guaranteed for five years.
The standard fellowship offered to all students admitted to the program includes:
* full tuition scholarship
* 12-month living stipend ($24,000 for 2016-2017)* 100% health insurance subsidy
* Professional Development Support funds ($2,500 for conference participation, $2,500 for supplementary language instruction or other specialized training, and $2,500 for research over the course of the student's career, subject to application and review; opportunity to apply for additional competitive PDS funds for training and research.)
Competitive Admissions Fellowships
The Program may nominate outstanding applicants for special admissions fellowships, which provide a higher stipend amount than the Standard Fellowship. These competitive fellowships include the George W. Woodruff Fellowship, the Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship, and the Laney Graduate Fellowship.
The stipends for competitive admissions fellowship for academic year 2016-2017 range from $26,500 to $29,000 to be paid over 12 months.
For more informations regarding Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences costs and fellowships, please visit their Financial Support webpage.
Extra Summer Funding Opportunities
Students may teach summer courses to supplement their stipends. Summer teaching assignments are based on the needs of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and students’ prior teaching experience and performance. Advanced graduate students may have the opportunity to serve as Teaching Assistants in the Emory Summer Programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or Salamanca, Spain. Students may also apply for Professional Development Support funds to conduct research or training during the summer. The funds may be used to cover related costs and living expenses
Advanced Student Fellowships
Advanced students needing funding beyond the fifth year may apply for external fellowships as well as Emory advanced graduate fellowships. These specialized fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.