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 funds previously used to support the DDC fellow must be used to recruit a new Ph.D. student.
The nomination form for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed.
NOTE: DDCF application is now a three-step process.
Step 1: A nomination form is completed by the research advisor or department chair.
Step 2: The student's eligibility for DDCF is determined by the Graduate School based on stated criteria.
Step 3: The nominator will be notified that a full application can be submitted for funding consideration if nomination meets all eligibility criteria.
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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.
Timetable for nomination cycle:
Online nomination opens November 15
Deadline for initial/preliminary nominations is January 15
Deadline for full/approved nominations is February 15
Awardees notified by March 1
Deadline for department/program to submit name of the newly recruited student is April 15
- GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Transcripts - from student's current and immediate prior degree program. Official copies are not required.
- Personal Statement
- Research Statement
- Research Milestones - GANTT Chart
- Advisor Recommendation and CV
- Expected Graduation Date - must fall within the 2021-2022 funding period
Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Fellowships
P.O. Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
AddressAdministration Building 328, Texas Tech University, 2625 Memorial Circle, Lubbock, TX 79409-1030