Financial Support

Undergraduates

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Hourly Appointments

Occasionally the department has hourly positions open for communications, general administrative, and reader/grader positions for undergraduates. Pay depends on education, experience, and job duties. See the UW HR website for job profiles and the minimum rates for the City of Seattle. The department complies with all University and City of Seattle minimum rates. 

The following are the rates for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022:

  • Undergraduate student for communications or general administrative position without prior experience $16.69/hour
  • Undergraduate student  for communications or general administrative position with prior experience $17-17.34/hour
  • Undergraduate reader/grader starts at $17.22/hour

Faculty looking to hire must consult with the administrator before extending an offer to ensure that we comply with all HR regulations.

Graduates

Salaried Appointments

Information on salaried departmental academic student employee jobs:

Fellowships and External Support

The department expects all PhD students to seek external funding every year. Opportunities include:

  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowships for both academic year and summer funding of language study. Linggrads have historically had high success rates with the FLAS since our long-term interests are focused on language.
  • GO-MAP (Graduate Opportunity and Minority Achievement Program), a division of the Graduate School that provides support, resources, and a number of scholarships and fellowships for graduate students of color.
  • GRAPES database of graduate funding (hosted by UCLA)
  • The graduate school maintains lists of funding opportunities for graduate students
  • More fellowships
    • Most of these are limited to US citizens or permanent residents – but not all of them – so read carefully and thoroughly.
    • Be careful about the amounts of the awards to make sure that you will receive enough to live on. Also note whether the award is for study at UW or intended to be used for research remotely (usually abroad).
    •  Check out the Graduate Funding Information Service. If you are on campus, we recommend making an appointment with GFIS in spring quarter to get a start on fall applications. For incoming graduate students, you can meet with them in fall. But you also can email them in spring if you have specific questions. Unfortunately, the GFIS office is closed in the summer. One thing to be aware of is that some fellowships (e.g. NSF) have due dates early in fall quarter. So it’s a good idea to get a head start on preparing your applications.
    • Opportunities for study outside the University of Washington are available through Fulbright grants, through the Alaska Native Language Center and through other grants and exchanges.

Hourly Appointments

Occasionally the department has hourly positions open for communications, administrative, and reader/grader positions. Pay depends on education, experience, and job duties. See the UW HR website for job profiles and the minimum rates for the City of Seattle. The department complies with all University and City of Seattle minimum rates. 

The following are the rates for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022:

  • Graduate student without prior experience $20/hour
  • Graduate student with prior experience $20.22-$20.63/hour

Faculty looking to hire must consult with the administrator before extending an offer to ensure that we comply with all HR regulations.