Graduate Program Fellowships
All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive graduate fellowships that range from half-tuition remission to full-tuition remission with generous stipends.
Among others, full fellowships include The Axinn Foundation/E.L. Doctorow Fellowship in Fiction, The Axinn Foundation Fellowships in Creative Narrative Nonfiction, The Axinn Foundation/Catharine R. Stimpson Fellowship in Creative Narrative Nonfiction, The Wiley Birkhofer Fellowship, The Jim Brodey Fellowship, The Jill Davis Fellowship, The Fromer Fellowship, The Jan Gabrial Fellowship, and The Lillian Vernon Fellowship. Additionally, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing is awarded annually to support one incoming female student.
A generous gift from the Axinn Foundation has established the Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence, awarded each year to a graduating student of exceptional promise. The fellowship is designed to provide emerging writers with time dedicated exclusively to writing, as well as invaluable guidance under an assigned faculty mentor during the final stages of writing and preparing a book for publication. The recipient is selected by a faculty committee and appointed as the Axinn Foundation Writer-in-Residence for the academic year following graduation. As Writer-in-Residence, the fellow also has the opportunity to teach one undergraduate class. The appointment carries a generous stipend and includes full benefits.
All graduate students are offered undergraduate teaching positions during their second year of study. Recipients of these positions design and teach a semester-long introductory course in creative writing for undergraduates and participate in a teaching practicum offered by the program. The current level of compensation for these positions is approximately $8,400 per course, subject to annual increases.
Literary Outreach Fellowships
The Creative Writing Program is committed to developing innovative literary outreach programs that enable students to teach creative writing in both traditional and non-traditional settings, focusing on underserved and marginalized communities. NYU's outreach initiatives serve as national models in the field. These vital programs are based in the belief that creative talent can flourish in even the most challenging circumstances. The outreach programs also enable students to train as teachers in the field, preparing them for teaching positions in schools and other professional settings upon graduation. Allocated upon admission to the program, the following fellowships provide full tuition-remission plus substantial stipends:
Goldwater Writing Workshop Fellowships
NYU Veterans Writing Workshop Fellowships
Writers in the Public Schools Fellowships
Global Research Initiatives Fellowships
NYU offers the unique opportunity for students to take advantage of the univeristy's global sites through the Global Research Initiatives Fellowship Program. GRI institutes have been established at NYU's sites in Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., and on the campus of Tel Aviv University. Graduate student fellows at GRI Research Institutes are given office space, modest administrative support, one round-trip, economy ticket from New York to the site (to be booked through the GRI program), and a flat-rate per-diem subsidy intended to partially defray living costs. As of fall 2016 the per diem rates for the Research Institutes are as follows: Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv are set at $75 per day; Washington, D.C. is set at $70 per day.
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. TIP instructions and terms of the award are available online (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). For a list of external awards students have received and successfully matched through the TIP program, please click here.
Additional Sources of Funding
The Dean's Conference Fund helps graduate students defray the cost of presenting their work at professional meetings and conferences. To be eligible for these $500 awards, students must receive approval from their department chair or director of graduate studies. Students are eligible for one award during their master's career. For more information, please visit the Dean's Conference Fund page.
Below is a list of local and NYU-related programs and centers which provide funding for qualified students:
America Reads/America Counts Program
The Community Word Project
The Foundation Center in New York (on-line tutorial: Finding Foundation Support for Your Education)
HEOP – Higher Education Opportunities Program
John Jay College (tutoring)
MAP – Morse Academic Plan Metro Center for Urban Education
The Wasserman Center for Career Development has listings for both part-time and full-time positions throughout the city.
NYU Undergraduate Creative Writing Program (please visit our Teaching Opportunities page for more information)
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships For New Americans
The Elizabeth George Foundation
Open Education Database Scholarships
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
Poets & Writers
Students who work full-time at NYU are eligible for tuition remission as an employee of the university. For information on job openings at NYU, consult the Human Resources website.
The Wasserman Center for Career Development has listings for both part-time and full-time positions throughout the university. You can find out more by visiting their website or by calling 212-998-4730. Their offices are located at 133 E. 13th St., 2nd Floor.
For an additional listing of funding possibilities available to graduate students at NYU, please visit the Graduate School's Financial Aid page or just click on our Financial Aid link under the Graduate Program heading.