Texas Tech University

Doctoral Fellowships

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowships

These awards are designed to increase the completion rate of Ph.D. students and to enhance recruitment of new students. Recipients must be advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship award period, be scheduled to be employed on an assistantship (RA, TA, or GPTI) for the award year, and expect to complete their dissertation during the year of their fellowship. Support will be available for up to 12 months to enable students to dedicate their time exclusively to dissertation research. The stipend level will be the equivalent of their current assistantship stipend, and it may be augmented from other sources (no outside employment is allowed).

Students may not apply for this fellowship - they must be nominated. Nominations must come from faculty and must include contributions from the major advisor and an endorsement from the department/program.  Recipients will be funded by the Graduate School.  Departmental/college/grant funds previously used to support the DDC fellow must be used to recruit a new Ph.D. student. 

Timetable for Nomination Cycle

Online Nomination Opens Nomination Deadline Awardees Notified Newly Recruited Student Submission
November 15 February 15 March 1 April 15

 

Nominations are open!

NOTE:

Nominators need to only fill out ONE nomination form (no preliminary nomination is required).

 

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Process: Students may not apply for this fellowship - they must be nominated. Nominations must come from faculty and must include contributions from the major advisor and an endorsement from the department/program. Funds previously used to support the Doctoral Dissertation Completion fellow must be used to recruit a new student; the name of the newly recruited student must be provided to the Graduate School.


Nomination Requirements:

  • GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts - from student's current and immediate prior degree program. Official copies are not required.
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Research Milestones/Timeframes
  • Advisor Recommendation and CV
  • Current Nominee Funding Information
  • Expected Graduation Date - must fall within the 2023-2024 funding period


Questions: gradfellowships@ttu.edu

 

Recipients

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award 2022-2023

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Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellowships

Administration Building 328
T. 806.742.2787
gradfellowships@ttu.edu