Apply to Become a UGrow Fellow

If you are a PhD or MFA student in English, History, International Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, or Philosophy who will receive a graduate assistantship in 2020-21, you are eligible to apply for one of the UGrow Fellowships listed below, provided you have the endorsement of your DGS and faculty adviser. Placements will last for the academic year, to replace your regular assistantship duties; you will continue to receive your regular graduate stipend and health insurance subsidy.

UGrow Fellows will devote approximately 15 hours a week during the academic year to their work. At the end of the fellowship period, Fellows should have a portfolio of work and valuable experience to assist them in their future career choices, whether in the academic or the non-academic worlds.

To apply, download the UGrow application form 2020, complete it, save as directed in PDF format, and send it as an attachment to, along with:

  • Application letter, explaining your interest in and qualifications for your chosen position(s).
  • Résumé (note: not an academic c.v.).

All items are due by Friday March 20, 2020.

Please arrange for a faculty adviser and your director of graduate studies to send a brief endorsement of your application directly to by Friday March 20, 2020.

Some placements will interview candidates as part of the selection process.

All other things being equal, priority will be given to new applicants for a position rather than current fellows in that position in 2019-20.

We will announce our fellows in early to mid-April.

UGrow Fellowships for Academic Year 2020-21

Position descriptions (in PDF format):

* NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences will appoint no more than three fellows out of the four CAS positions available: CAS Communications; CAS ASPIRE; CAS Advancement; and English Department: Sinking City.

**NOTE: Sinking City Managing Editor position open only to English MFA students.