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The number of fellowships is limited, and all applicants are strongly urged also to apply for tuition scholarships and loans.

In accepting one of these appointments, the student agrees to remain for the duration of the program.

MFA/Dance Teaching Fellowship

2021-22 Stipend: $14,400

MFA students in the department of dance receive teaching fellowships and teach the equivalent of three undergraduate studio courses per year. Each fellow receives a tuition waiver for all but one of the required graduate courses.

MS/Biological Sciences Teaching Fellowships

2021-22 Stipend: $14,400

Teaching fellowships are available in the department of biological sciences. They combine fellowship aid with practical experience and an opportunity to gain competence in a specialized field of study. Each teaching fellow receives a tuition waiver for all required graduate courses.

Research Fellowships

Research fellowships are granted for work in various science departments as funds become available; stipends vary in accordance with the nature and length of the appointment. During the academic year, the research fellow usually carries a half-time graduate program.

Contact Graduate & Special Programs

Seelye Hall 209

2 Seelye Drive

Smith College

Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3050 Email:

Associate Dean of the Faculty/

Dean for Academic Development: 

Hélène Visentin

Program Coordinator: Ruth Morgan