Dissertation Fellowship

The graduate school 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 the graduate school. Each college has its own selection committee for the award. Unfortunately, applications sent directly to the graduate school cannot be considered.