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 and lower level undergraduate 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. Proposed excursions and labs must be pre-approved by the department and fully documented in the application

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 2023-2024 Dean’s Teaching Fellowships application period will begin on Monday, September 20, 2022 – Friday, October 7, 2022.

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, including costs of required texts, etc.
  4. Transcript (unofficial is accepted)
  5. Letter of recommendation from faculty mentor
  6. 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 $13,375. 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.