Numerous avenues of possible financial assistance are available for those pursuing the Ph.D. in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (e.g., University Graduate Fellowships, Foreign Language Area Scholarships, Graduate Teaching Associateships, Graduate Research Associateships, among others).
A prestigious funding opportunity is the University Fellowship, which carries no departmental duties. It is offered by the Graduate School of The Ohio State University. Applicants do not apply directly for the University Fellowship. Rather, the Graduate Studies Committee, which reviews applications, nominates outstanding candidates in order for them to be considered for this award by the Graduate School. If an applicant hopes for the opportunity to be nominated, the Graduate Studies Advisory Committee must have the complete application no later than December 15.
Students who are qualified may apply to be a Graduate Teaching Associate and benefit from an extensive training and mentoring system.