Fellowship and Funding Opportunties | Philosophy & Religion

Fellowship and Funding Opportunties

Fellowships from the Toulouse Graduate School

Pursuing a graduate degree is an important decision, and we want you to know that cost does not have to be a barrier to your success. Your plans to pay for graduate school may include fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, grant funds, student loans or student employment. The resources below are here to help you explore your options.

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Fellowships and Scholarships

Teaching and Research Assistantships

  • Assistantships are available on a limited basis in most graduate programs. These positions provide funds for many masters and doctoral students. Each department or program has its own requirements and expectations for their assistants and fellows.

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Student Employment

  • As a student at UNT, you are eligible to apply to on-campus, hourly student positions through the Career Center. Many of these positions are College Work Study eligible.

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International Students

Veterans Services

Departmental Teaching Assistantships, Teaching Fellowships, and Research Assistantships

Teaching Assistant (1st year graduate students; <18 Hrs) and Teaching Fellow (who teach their own classes; >18 Hrs) positions are available for a number of our graduate students. In recent years, the stipends began at $13,700 per year. With optional summer teaching (one to two courses), the stipend can be as high as $20,500 (provided summer funding is available). It includes a waiver of out-of-state tuition (i.e., the student pays at the in-state rate instead). Currently, tuition reductions are unavailable.

Level 1

(Teaching Assistant)

Level 2

(Teaching Fellow)

Level 3

(Ph.D Candidacy / ABD)


$12,069 - $15,086


$14,199 - $17,749


$16,329 - $20,411


$6,034 - $7,534


$7,099 - $8,874


$8,164 - $10,205


$1,341 - $1,676


$1,577 - $1,972


$1,814 - $2,267

The Department also has a limited number of Research Assistant (RA) positions available. Research Assistants typically work on one or another of the Departmental Projects or Centers. Stipends for RAs vary, but are at least as much as that of a TA/TF. To enquire about RA positions, contact each project or center independently. Students applying to be Teaching Assistants or Teaching Fellows should indicate their intentions on the letters of purpose that they submit with the other application materials due by February 1 each year. More details of the application requirements can be found at our Graduate Admissions page.

Merit Scholarships

  • The Continental Philosophy Scholarship in Honor of Richard Owsley grants an annual award of $500 to one recipient each year. For more information, contact the Center for Environmental Philosophy
  • The Richardson Environmental Action League (R.E.A.L.) awards a $500 fellowship each fall and spring semester to a second-year student.
  • There are also a limited number of Toulouse Fellowships awarded by the Graduate School of UNT.
    • Each spring the Department submits candidates for the Toulouse award, which is $10,000 for MA students (Masters and Doctoral Fellowship) and $20,000 plus tuition for PhD students (Thesis and Dissertation Fellowship).
    • A limited number of graduate awards of $1,000 may be offered by the Graduate School each year. These supports include a waiver of out-of-state tuition (i.e., the student pays at the lower in-state rate instead) for recipients who are international students or students from other states within the United States. They can be awarded to first or second year students with support awarded in the first possibility renewed for a second year.
  • Also, there are several Academic Achievement Scholarships (AAS) and the McNair Scholars Fellowship.

Travel Grants

  • CEP Travel
  • Department Travel
  • Raupe Travel
  • SGA & Toulouse Travel
  • IEFS Travel Grant
  • Raupe Travel Grant

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