Georgia Tech Funding Packages

This page describes funding packages that support completion of an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures or an M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Georgia Tech, including:

  • Competitive Graduate Assistantships
  • Claus Halle Foundation Assistantships 
  • "Global at Home" Graduate Assistantships with the Department of Housing (separate application)
  • FLAS Fellowships through the Atlanta Global Studies Center (separate application)
  • Georgia Tech Financial Aid Resources 

Deadlines to remember:

  • January 31st: priority deadline for Federal Financial Aid through Georgia Tech
  • February 1: FLAS Fellowships through the Atlanta Global Studies Center
  • February 15: Priority Deadline for "Global at Home" GRAships with Georgia Tech Dept. of Housing - Applications will be accepted after this deadline
  • June 30: Final deadline to apply for financial aid

"Global at Home" - Assistantships with the Department of Housing

The Department of Housing seeks to hire up to four (4) graduate research assistants (GRAs) who will assist with program design, training, organization, and event planning for The Global at Home Intercultural and Diversity pilot project, offered in collaboration with the School of Modern Languages in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

These positions will work closely with the Director of Residence Life and will interact with other institute leadership and faculty members on a regular basis.

Review of application will begin immediately with a priority deadline of February 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be expected to begin work in August 2019.

 

Position Descriptions

Graduate Assistant for Training and Development

This GRA position will develop a research-based model for the assessment and enhancement of intercultural competence of full-time Housing employees. The target population will include but is not limited to employees in management, administration, residence life, facilities, conference services and business operations.  The GRA will producea multi-modal training program that aligns with employee and Institute needs and will assist with creating an implementation plan for the training program. This position emphasizes research and design in the following fields: intercultural communication, organizational change management, human-centered design, technology-enhanced learning, and community development.

Graduate Assistant for Programming

This GRA position will design paracurricular community enhancement programming that provides undergraduate residents with a multinational perspective on major current issues in culture, science, and society, allowing residents to develop global readiness.   The content delivery may occur via workshops, film series, guest lecturers and other innovative formats. The GA will work collaboratively with the faculty in the Global Media and Cultures program and will conduct research in global media studies, film studies, cultural analysis and related fields in order to develop high-quality content for students.

Graduate Assistant for Extended Orientation for International students

This GRA position will develop a structured mentoring program (International Student Ambassadors) accessible for international students who live on campus during their first-year. This position emphasizes research and design in the following fields: intercultural communication, organizational change management, human-centered design, teaching and learning, and community development.

Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Promotion;

This GRA position will serve as a media producer and writer  for the Global at Home Intercultural and Diversity project. The GRA will be responsible for creating testimonial videos, pamphlets and/or brochures, news stories, and other media that highlight the programs available to international students as well as the global community at Georgia Tech. The GRA will also provide strategic support on creating a digital knowledge base and media that highlights how international residents experience “home” while being abroad at GT. This position includes ethnographic research of Georgia Tech’s international community as well as the development of advanced skills in public-facing communications and applied media theory.

 

Compensation and Support

Graduate Student Research Assistants will be expected to work 13 hours per week during the academic year. They will also be eligible to work as Graduate Assistants (GA) during some weeks (specific dates negotiable) in the summer. Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) will receive an in-state tuition waiver from the Ivan Allen College, a monthly stipend of $1,270, and a rent exemption for on-campus housing. Graduate Assistants (GAs) – summer employment – will receive hourly compensation.

 

Qualifications and Application Process

The successful candidate must:

  • Be an admitted full-time graduate student in the M.S. programs for Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC) or Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (MS-ALIS) with a start date of Fall 2019.
  • Have excellent intercultural, organizational, and communication skills
  • Have experience or interested in learning two or more of the following fields: cultural analysis, second language acquisition, diverse communities, cross-cultural communication, multilingual communication, media production, community development, curriculum design, organizational change management, institutional research.
  • Preferably, have experience working in an office environment with some knowledge of websites and databases.
     

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Interim Director of Residence Life, Dr. Sheree L. Gibson, sheree.gibson@housing.gatech.edu with copy to the Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Modern Languages, Professor Juan Carlos Rodriguez, juan.rodriguez@modlangs.gatech.edu.

Review of application will begin immediately with a priority deadline of February 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be expected to begin work in August 2019.

 

Claus Halle Foundation Graduate Assistantship for German Studies

Thanks to generous support by the Claus Halle Foundation, the Graduate Program in Global Media and Culture is pleased to offer two fully funded positions for the graduate study of German language and culture. Claus Halle Foundation Graduate Assistants receive a 100% tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in the amount of $1270 over nine months. They will take a leadership role in program development activities related to German Studies and graduate education. All applicants to the MS-GMC German concentration will automatically be considered for these awards. Two scholarships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year and will be awarded on a competitive basis. 

GRAs take a leadership role in program development activities that build essential 21st century skills in project management, teamwork, global competence, and professional communication. Projects will be developed in consultation with faculty and School leadership and may include the following: communications, marketing, undergraduate engagement and community-building, media production, grant-writing, project management, relationship-building with industry partners, Global Media Fest, Global Career Intensive, undergraduate tutoring, study abroad development. Workload expectations will not exceed 13 hours per week.

MS-GMC & MS-ALIS Graduate Assistantships

M.S. in Global Media and Cultures

The Graduate Program in Global Media and Cultures is pleased to offer a number of graduate assistantships to outstanding MS-GMC students, through support by the School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Packages will be awarded across language concentrations on a competitive basis. All applicants to the MS-GMC will automatically be considered for these awards.

GMC Assistantships (GRAs) include a tuition waiver for out-of-state tuition and 50% of in-state tuition, as well as a monthly stipend of $635 over nine months. Students will be responsible for Institute fees and 50% of in-state tuition (details on Bursar's website).

GRAs take a leadership role in program development activities and build essential 21st century skills in project management, teamwork, global competence, and professional communication. Projects will be developed in consultation with faculty and School leadership and may include the following: communications, marketing, undergraduate engagement and community-building, media production, grant-writing, project management, relationship-building with industry partners, Global Media Fest, Global Career Intensive, undergraduate tutoring, study abroad development. Workload expectations will not exceed 6.5 hours per week.


M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

The School of Modern Languages is pleased to offer a number of funding packages to outstanding MS-ALIS students through support by the School of Modern Languages. Packages will be awarded across language concentrations on a competitive basis. All applicants to the MS-GMC will automatically be considered for these awards.

ALIS Assistantships (GRAs) include a tuition waiver for out-of-state tuition and 50% of in-state tuition, as well as a monthly stipend of $635 over nine months. Students will be responsible for Institute fees and 50% of in-state tuition (details on Bursar's website).

GRAs take a leadership role in program development activities and build essential 21st century skills in project management, teamwork, global competence, and professional communication. Projects will be developed in consultation with faculty and School leadership and may include the following: communications, marketing, undergraduate engagement and community-building, media production, grant-writing, project management, relationship-building with industry partners, Global Media Fest, Global Career Intensive, undergraduate tutoring, study abroad development. Workload expectations will not exceed 6.5 hours per week.

FLAS Fellowships

Application Deadline: February 1st

The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), a consortium of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University is pleased to announce the competition for 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowships. The FLAS fellowships are competitive fellowships that assist undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students in achieving competency in selected foreign languages in combination with international and area studies coursework.

Graduate stipends are up to $15,000.

FLAS fellowships can be used to study abroad or on campus. The Foreign Language & Area studies (FLAS) Fellowships are available for the less commonly taught languages of Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Funding for advanced French, German, and Spanish languages may be available.

Fellowship Homepage Printable FlyerApply Here 

The Atlanta Global Studies Center also offers study abroad fellowships. Visit the Fellowship homepage for more information. 

Information Sessions:

At Georgia Tech: 

  • November 27, 2018, 11am to 12pm, Swann Building, Room 115 (613 Cherry Street)
  • January 15, 2018, 11am to 12pm, Swann Building, Room 115 (613 Cherry Street)

At Georgia State: 

  • November 28 at 3:30-4:30 in Langdale Hall, Room 1076 
  • January 17 at 12:30 – 1:30pm at 25 Park Place, 1802

Federal Financial Aid

U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate students can apply for Federal Direct Loans through the financial aid office. Georgia Tech assists with certifying Private Education Loan applications.

Graduate students apply for Federal Direct Loans through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by submitting two forms and then completing the loan application process with Direct Loans: 

1. Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid2. FAFSA 

Use of the IRS data retrieval tool is strongly encouraged when completing the FAFSA.

  • January 31 is the Priority deadline for Fall.
  • June 30 is the Final deadline for Fall and Spring.

More Information and Detailed Instructions: 

Steps for obtaining a LoanSteps for completing the Application