Financial Resources for Students
Fellowships and assistantships are opportunities to enhance your program of study and to support your dissertation research. We encourage all PhD students to apply to fellowships and assistantships that they qualify for, as they are excellent resources to help you reach your dissertation goals and support our institution's strategic research plans. There are additional opportunities for support as well, and they are listed below.
The CONHI Center for Research and Scholarship (CRS) offers competitive travel awards to CONHI PhD students. These awards help defray costs related to traveling for conferences, especially when the student is traveling to present research. Click or tap here to learn more about the Travel Award Program offered through CONHI CRS.
- Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTA) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA)
- Enhanced and regular Graduate Teaching Assistantship packages may be awarded when available. The PhD program does not receive funding for the E/GTA every year. When available, the awards are made on a competitive basis to qualified students.
- The PhD in Nursing program follows the guidelines and polices for graduate assistantships as described in the University Catalog (click or tap here, and scroll to "Graduate Assistantship / Associateship Policy"). Please read and understand these policies before applying for an assistantship.
- Interested students should discuss the matter with their Research Advisor, and contact the PhD Program Office for details about currently available E/GTA posts: PhDinNursing@uta.edu.
The following fellowships are available to currently enrolled Nursing PhD students who have been admitted to candidacy and are ready to initiate their dissertation research. The links below are to applications which should be reviewed, printed, completed and submitted to the Nursing PhD office (scan and email is preferred).
- Mary Lou Bond Fellowship Endowment Award
The Bond Fellowship, in addition to its requirements, prefers the following:
- Doctoral candidate from an underrepresented minority group
- Intend to pursue a career focusing on improving the health care of Hispanics
- Are the first in the family to achieve a graduate degree
- Have previous work experience with underrepresented and/or vulnerable population
- Ferne C. Kyba Fellowship Endowment Award
The Kyba Fellowship, in addition to its requirements, prefers the following:
- Earned high school, undergraduate or graduate degrees in the State of Texas
- Intend to continue their practice in the State of Texas
- Are the first in their family to achieve a graduate degree
- Have worked in geriatric, hospice, or palliative care nursing
- Have served on institutional ethics committees