Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Department of English Language and Literature offers graduate teaching assistantships to M.A., M.F.A., or Ph.D. students whose application materials and prior experience demonstrate their ability to create and teach first- and second-year composition courses.
The MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts offers two to three Durwood Scholarships per year, which allow students to pursue their studies without teaching responsibilities. Durwood scholars receive $25,000 over the three-year MFA program and receive tuition remission for 9 credit hours per semester, pending budgetary approval. All admitted students will be considered for the Durwood Scholarships automatically.
Ilus Davis Doctoral Teaching Fellowships
The Department of English Language and Literature offers the Ilus Davis Doctoral Teaching Fellowship for I.Ph.D. students who have extensive teacher training and experience at the college level and who do not hold a major fellowship or assistantship at UMKC. The Ilus Davis Doctoral Teaching Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis no more than once a year. Students may reapply for the awards, but applicants who have not previously held the fellowship will receive priority consideration.