Apply to Become a UGrow Fellow

If you are a PhD or MFA student in English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, or Philosophy who will receive a graduate assistantship in 2021-22, 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 2021, 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 Thursday April 1, 2021.

Please arrange for a faculty adviser and your director of graduate studies to send a brief endorsement of your application directly to by Thursday April 1, 2021.

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 2020-21. Under no circumstances will fellows be permitted to hold a position for more than two years.

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

UGrow Fellowships for Academic Year 2021-22

Position descriptions (in PDF format):

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