Campaign for Guaranteed Sixth Year Funding

NUGW has won its last three issue campaigns, and now we’re organizing to win guaranteed sixth year funding! On April 11th, NUGW had a rally and march to present the following departmental letters signed by hundreds of graduate workers, along with the impact statements they included with their signatures, to the administration.

As we wait for the administration’s response, we will continue to organize and take action. Join us for one of our upcoming events!

Read, sign, and tell your story in your department’s letter if you haven’t already, or, if you don’t see a letter for your department, sign onto the general call for sixth year funding here.

Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama
Comparative Literary Studies
Rhetoric and Public Culture
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French and Italian
Political Science
Anthropology
Art History
Philosophy
Sociology
German
History
English
Slavic
Music
Math

Faculty and Staff Endorsements

The availability of sixth year funding for graduate workers has been thrown into uncertainty by recent austerity measures implemented by the board of trustees and the administration. Limiting funding to the fifth year is out of line with standards in the humanities and social sciences; detrimental to our research and job market preparedness; and damaging to Northwestern’s reputation. Support from our advisers, supervisors, academic staff, and other colleagues who can attest to the shortsightedness of these cuts is greatly appreciated.

Faculty and Staff Endorsement Form


Impact Statements

The PDF below is the 21 page document we presented to the administration along with the departmental letters and signatures.