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.
- 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).
- Letter of application (addressed to the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Committee)
- Curriculum vitae
- Course proposal, including costs of required texts, etc.
- Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
- Letter of recommendation from faculty mentor
- Letter of endorsement from the department chair
All materials must be approved by the department.
During the semester that the Fellows teach their proposed course, they will be awarded a stipend of $11,500. In addition, the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship will pay health insurance and 20% of the fellow’s tuition for the semester in which he/she teaches.
It is the department’s responsibility to ensure that the student’s time is spent appropriately.