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.
Crawley Research Grant
Upon completing their second semester in the program, students in the New Writers Project receive financial assistance in the form of Crawley Research Grant. This funding is designed to help our writers continue to write and research new material during the summer. UT alumnus John Crawley created the grant as his way of giving back to the creative writing program that influenced his student life and future career.