Grants, Fellowships and Financial Aid

Resources for:

 Ph.D. Students
 Master's Students
 Undergraduate Students

Ph.D. Students

All students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Italian Studies are granted upon admission some form of financial assistance for up to five years, provided that they remain in good academic standing and demonstrate satisfactory progress toward the degree. While the type of financial aid may vary with the qualifications of the applicant, most students receive a MacCracken Fellowship. This fellowship provides a stipend and full tuition and fees for five years. Students admitted with an M.A. degree receive stipend and tuition remission for four years. Click here to read a more detailed description of MacCracken Fellowships.

The department makes every effort to offer further financial aid up to the seventh year and completion of the Ph.D. in the form of adjunct instructorships. Normally, students receive also extra compensation for teaching six weeks in Florence during the summer. Summer research travel funding for PhD students is available through the GSAS’s competitive Predoctoral Summer Fellowship and some limited travel funding for both Master and PhD students is available through the Department.

In additions to fellowships from NYU, graduate and post-graduate students may apply for several grants provided by U.S. government, international, corporate and private funding agencies.

Penfield Fellowship
The Department awards this endowed fellowship to an advanced dissertation-level student studying in the area of belle-lettres, international affairs, and/or diplomacy. There is no application for this award.

Di Croce Fellowship
The Marietta Di Croce Fund in Italian Studies was established in 2006 to support Italian Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Science. Based on the annual income of this fund, the Department of Italian Studies awards research travel grants to graduate students in the amount of $500-$2,000. Students are invited to apply for these grants in the spring, by sending a research project and estimate of expenses to the Director of Graduate Study.

Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for 2017-18
This is open to doctoral students who have completed all requirements for the PhD by September 1, 2017.
The College Core Curriculum at New York University invites applications for postdoctoral teaching fellows, effective fall 2017. These are full-time, non-tenure track, one-year appointments in either the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry or Foundations of Contemporary Culture. Over the course of the academic year Fellows work in a faculty-led team teaching six recitation or laboratory sections or their equivalent in the general education curriculum of the College of Arts and Science. Review of applications will begin in January 2018, for September 1, 2018 appointments and continues until positions are filled, subject to budgetary and administrative approval.

Applications will be available October 1, 2017 on New York University's Interfolio Site.

Master's Students

GSAS Fellowships
To find out more about Fall and Spring GSAS Awards, including deadlines, please visit the GSAS website. Internal department deadlines will be communicated to students via e-mail and posted here as they become available.

The Graduate School's Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
GSAS encourages students to apply for external assistance and provides tuition support to recipients of external awards. Students receiving external awards of $13,000 or more from recognized, academic sources of funding outside of the University can apply for matching tuition points up to the amount of their outside award. Students receiving external awards of less than $13,000 may apply for matching tuition points up to 50 percent of the amount of the external award. The TIP application including instructions and terms of the award, is available online (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

External Funding Opportunities
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College provides a list of scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students of Italian American descent or for those pursuing Italian Studies.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) also provides a list of scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students

 

Undergraduate Students

New York University offers many financial aid opportunities and resources for undergraduates. Click here to learn more.

External Funding Opportunities
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College provides a list of scholarships available to undergraduate and graduate students of Italian American descent or for those pursuing Italian Studies.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) also provides a list of scholarships available to both undergraduate and graduate students