All students in the New Writers Project receive two years of full funding through a combination of teaching assistantships from the English Department and fellowship support from the Michener Center for Writers. The complete package includes tuition benefits, employee health insurance, and a living stipend. Along with covering the cost of attending the program, these teaching assistantships help us produce skilled writers and teachers.
During their fourth semester in the program, our students do not teach and instead spend the time completing their thesis. For this final semester, students receive a generous fellowship from the James A. Michener Endowment. The fellowship covers tuition, a living stipend, and a supplement for student insurance.