Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

The Dean’s Teaching Fellowship provides graduate students an opportunity to grow as educators and scholars by allowing them to propose, design, and offer an undergraduate seminar course.

Courses may be offered as advanced undergraduate seminars, lower-level undergraduate seminars, or freshman seminars. Prior to preparing an application, students should consult with their departmental director of graduate studies, director of undergraduate studies, and chair to assess the interest of the department in the proposed course and to ensure that it aligns with departmental teaching needs.


Application Information

Applicants must:

  • Be graduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Be in residence for the academic year during which they teach
  • Have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status before teaching

Fellowships may not be deferred, and former Dean’s Teaching Fellows are ineligible.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, complete and submit the online application.

The following documents must be submitted as PDF files and named “last name, first name – description” (i.e. Smith, John – transcript).

  1. Letter of application (addressed to the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Committee)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Course proposal
  4. Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
  5. Letter of recommendation (from faculty mentor)
  6. Letter of endorsement from your department chair

All materials must be approved by the department.


Fellows will teach a one-semester course and receive a salary of $11,500. In addition, the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship will pay 20% of the fellow’s tuition for the semester in which he/she teaches. For those receiving fellowships with specific restrictions against outside money, the 20% tuition will be offered in the form of a research fund. The fellow will need to provide documentation of restrictions of receiving outside money.

It is the department’s responsibility to ensure that the student’s time is spent appropriately.