Kirkland Fellowships

Owing to the generous bequest of Mary Neal Kirkland-Johns, the Department of English at the University of Florida announces the continuation of the Kirkland fellowship program and invites applications for the coming academic year. The fellowships offer the possibility of up to four years of support for a student seeking a doctorate.

In keeping with the teaching and research interests of the late Professor Edwin C. Kirkland, these awards are for students who wish to pursue graduate work which focuses or is centered on English literature of the Victorian era (which may involve studies in literature from the early nineteenth century and through the beginning decades of the twentieth century) or studies in oral narrative folklore (which may involve cultural studies).

The award for doctoral students is $20,000 per academic year, for up to four years, with satisfactory progress. Three years include a teaching assistantship (two courses per year) with tuition waiver. The remaining year also carries a tuition waiver and is without teaching or research assistantship duties. The final year includes an additional $500 award for professional travel.

Students interested in applying for a Kirkland Fellowship should supplement their regular application to enroll or transfer into the PhD programs of the Department of English with a letter addressed to the Graduate Coordinator explaining academic suitability and financial need. All applicants will of course also be eligible for other fellowships offered by the department and university.

Applications should be sent electronically to the Department of English
by email


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