The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) is committed to funding each admitted student for six years. RLL provides funding from a variety of sources and designs funding packages with the following goals in mind:
- to give each student an opportunity to adjust to the demands of graduate school; and
- to give each student the chance to develop the teaching experience necessary for success in the academic job market
Additional funding opportunities enable students to extend their funding beyond the sixth year of departmental funding. Funding sources include: departmental grants, Rackham School of Graduate Studies fellowships, graduate student instructorships (teaching assistantships), and fellowship programs administered by other University of Michigan units.
RLL also offers a variety of auxiliary funding sources for enrolled graduate students including travel grants, summer research grants, spring/summer teaching positions, and exchange lectureships.