Financial Support

Teaching Assistantships

Women’s & Gender Studies offers two 33% graduate teaching assistantships. All applicants to our graduate degree programs are automatically considered for teaching assistantships. No special application form is needed.

Fellowships

The Graduate School currently offers two fellowships for full-time Master’s-level graduate study.

  • The Advanced Opportunity (AOP) Fellowship for new and continuing qualified UWM graduate students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate study or who are otherwise disadvantaged. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The AOP is renewable.
  • The Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship (DGSF) for new and continuing UWM graduate students. The DGSF is a one-year, non-renewable fellowship.

Please contact Professor Gwynne Kennedy (gkennedy@uwm.edu) Women’s & Gender Studies Director of Graduate Studies, regarding submission deadlines to any of these fellowships. Follow the directions provided in each application form.

AOP Fellowship Guidelines
For questions regarding any of these procedures, please contact the Graduate Opportunity Programs Office at 414-229-6618/6538 or by email at gs-fellowships-aop@uwm.edu.

Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship Guidelines
For questions regarding any of these procedures, please contact the Graduate School at 414-229-7177 or by email at gs-fellowships-distinguished@uwm.edu.

Scholarships

Women’s & Gender Studies also has two need-based scholarships for which graduate students are eligible. Scholarship decisions are made each spring. For more information please see our Scholarships page or contact us directly at 414-229-5918 or wmns@uwm.edu.