The Department of Comparative Literature is committed to supporting its graduate students through fellowships and graduate teaching assistantships. We have been successful in offering first year students full or partial fellowships, and/or teaching assistantships. Multiple-year teaching assistant packages in combination with generous fellowships are available to first year students. These fellowships cover in-state fees and in many cases non-resident tuition, and health insurance.

The Murray Krieger Endowed Fellowship in Literary Theory is awarded to an outstanding entering graduate student pursuing the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or English whose main interest is theory.