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Offer of $20,000/year for five years with four years of summer support (~$3,000) and health insurance, first and final years fully-funded and the others aided by teaching writing seminars (on medieval topics).

This is not a bad deal.


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Feb. 17th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)

is this the kind of information schools publish, or do you not find out these deals until acceptance?

i know i should probably just figure that out myself...^^\
Feb. 17th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
My experience with this whole process has been one of fumbling in the dark; there may be a repository of information collected into one place SOMEWHERE, but if there is, I don't know where. All I know is that for the 2002-2003 school year, the average English stipend was about $12,000. Science stipends tend to be at least $7,000 higher on average, I think, with more chances for outside funding from the NSF. I can't speak for individual programs; what I can do is point you to this lj forum: Applying to Grad.

a lot of the questions are angst-ridden "aaaaack!" type questions, but you may find some pertinent first-person info nonetheless.
Feb. 19th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)
A future colleague?
I stumbled across your LJ and just wanted to post because I've also just been accepted to the medieval studies programme at Cornell! I applied to all medieval studies programmes actually (I'm doing medieval Latin/Old English/palaeography). The department and curriculum seem pretty great, don't they? And the funding package is quite generous (ND's offer was $16K per year, though, granted, their package was 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of teaching).

Are you planning to visit? I'm still waiting on some other schools as well, but yes, having an acceptance from Cornell definitely does have the effect of saving you from utter insanity! Anyway, just wanted to say 'hello'. Good luck with your other applications!
Feb. 19th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: A future colleague?
Hello! I've added you as a friend, and I see that you're in Cam right now (which apparently I'm supposed to call the "Other Place"). Are you an undergraduate at the moment or working on a MPhil/Masters?

I'm super-excited about Cornell, and although I am also waiting on a couple other programs, I'll be completely satisfied going there even if I don't get in anywhere else. Anyway, keep in touch... maybe I'll see you in the fall!
Feb. 19th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: A future colleague?
Hi there,
Thanks for friending me! Oh yes, we're mortal enemies, presumably. I'm doing an MPhil in historical linguistics (medieval Latin and Old English)... I see you're doing English from 650-1550 - cool! And I also just saw that you have another acceptance, from UMich - congratulations!! Anywho, keep in touch, and hope the offers continue to roll in. :o)
Feb. 20th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: A future colleague?
Thanks, same to you!
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