Scholarships and Fellowships
Scholarships and Fellowships within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
All new students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarship points from the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs. If you wish to be considered for scholarship points, you must apply for Fall term by the priority deadline, usually in January.
If you wish to be considered for merit-based scholarship points as a continuing student, you must apply to the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program by the January deadline. This deadline will be announced on the TESOL and AL Listserv.
The Community English Program Teaching Fellowships: Students admitted into the doctoral program in TESOL or AL will be automatically considered for a CEP Teaching Fellowship. These fellowships provide scholarship points along with a stipend for a period of three years. CEP Fellows will be required to teach in the CEP or take responsibility for a part of the administration, testing, or curriculum.
Fanselow Award: The Fanselow Award is an award of $1,000 available to M.A. students in the TESOL Program in honor of Professor Emeritus John Fanselow. Awards are based on original curriculum designed for TESOL K-12 or TESOL adult populations. Submissions are scored by Teachers College TESOL faculty. The award is given once per year, in the spring.
Conference Travel Grants: The Department of Arts & Humanities offers a stipend for doctoral students presenting at conferences. Students who qualify should contact the TESOL and AL Programs secretary with the presentation title and the name and date of the conference. http://www.tc.columbia.edu/i/a/document/19399_Application.pdf
Teaching and Research Assistantships within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
Teaching Opportunities in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
Advanced doctoral students may also be asked to teach a workshop or course as an adjunct instructor.
Teaching Assistantships in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
Advanced doctoral students with exceptional skills may be asked to serve as a teaching assistant for one of the courses or for a lab.
Language Teaching Opportunities
Ed.M. and doctoral students with extensive teaching experience may apply to teach an ESL course or a foreign language course in the Community Language Program, dependent on availability of classes. Remuneration includes a stipend and tuition points.
Ed.M. and doctoral students may be invited to participate in a funded research project by faculty who have such funding.
Other Opportunities within the College
American citizens or residents who have been granted Federal Work-Study funding may occasionally be hired for part-time work. Work-Study hires may have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours/week in various positions throughout the College or in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs. These positions are advertised through Human Resources.
Grants and Fellowships
In the past, our students have recieved college-sponsored grants and fellowships. These have included the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, OPR Grants, Dean’s Grants, and Diversity Grants. Please see the college catalog’s Scholarships and Grants page and the Office of Financial Aid's Scholarships and Grants page for more details.
Opportunities outside of the College
Please see the Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics Research Funding Organizations page for more opportunities.