Texas Tech University

Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Awards

The Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award is available to students in the thesis or dissertation stage of their program who are in good standing, who have filed an official thesis or dissertation topic and research committee chairperson, and who plan to graduate within the coming year. Approximately 50 awards are given each year. Preference will be given to those graduating during the immediate summer and fall semesters.

Contact: gradfellowships@ttu.edu
Deadline:  February of each year
Award Amount: $2,300 per summer, non-renewable (per degree)

Required Documents

  • Vita or Resum√©
  • Student's Research Proposal
    Submit a two-page, thesis format (single-spaced) outline or description of your dissertation or thesis project in non-technical language, stressing the work to be completed over the summer session. The proposal must be approved by the student's research committee chairperson (the dissertation or thesis director) and recommended in a supporting letter from that person. The description should not include references.
  • Supporting letter
    This letter must be included with the proposal and must contain a section on the value of this award to the student's research.
  • Transcripts
    An unofficial copy of your Texas Tech transcript can be obtained from the RaiderLink Portal. Official transcripts are not required.

Online Application

All scholarship and fellowship applications must be submitted through our online system. Applicants will be notified of award decisions approximately eight weeks after the deadline.

  • Apply online
    This log-in is not associated with your Texas Tech eRaider account. New applicants will have to create a username and password in order to apply.

Other Requirements

Recipients must enroll for three hours coursework during the summer session awarded. Recipients will also acknowledge Graduate School support in the thesis or dissertation text.

Technical Information

For technical assistance, send inquiries to: gradfellowships@ttu.edu

Some application materials must be submitted in PDF format. To convert documents to PDF, applicants may use Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader) on the on-campus computers in the library ATLC. Staff at the ATLC are also available to assist students with scanning files to create PDFs.

  • Download a free, trial version of Adobe Acrobat from the Adobe website.
  • Use free, third-party PDF conversion software available on the web such as PDFonline or Cute PDF.

Admission and Scholarship criteria at Texas Tech University are consistent with Texas House Bill 1641. This bill may be viewed at www.capitol.state.tx.us.