Workshops and Programs
Dissertation Completion Resources
Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Fellowship
The Office of Graduate Studies offers a Dissertation Fellowship, which is intended to support doctoral students in the final stage of completing their dissertations. It offers a stipend and qualifies students for tuition at the in-state rate. Requirements include:
- doctoral or doctoral-bound enrollment,
- good academic standing, and
- being at the final stage of dissertation work.
These awards will be offered to doctoral students with approved dissertation proposals or prospectuses who have completed all or most of the research needed to complete their dissertations. These students' efforts should therefore be focused largely on writing their dissertations.
Award recipients may not hold any other forms of employment during the fellowship term and must enroll in a minimum of three dissertation hours. Interested students must apply through their college or school, and not directly to Graduate Studies. Each college has its own selection committee for the award. Unfortunately, applications sent directly to Graduate Studies cannot be considered.
The Office of Graduate Studies offers a Dissertation Lab that provides doctoral graduate students with an environment for focused and productive writing. The two day event provides support and guidance to navigate through the common roadblocks that slow down dissertation writing. Our goal is to help each participant achieve significant progress on their dissertation. In addition, 88% of students who attended at least one Dissertation Lab have completed their degree. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the Dissertation Lab to accepted participants. Students must already have their dissertation proposal approved, be in the writing stage of their dissertation, and submit an application to attend this workshop. The Dissertation Lab is currently offered in the spring and summer semesters.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the Summer 2017 Dissertation Lab. Please check back for future opportunities.