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!
Nominators need to only fill out ONE nomination form (no preliminary nomination is required).
Nominees currently funded on a faculty member's grant
Nominees currently funded on a department fund
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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.
- 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/Timeframes
- Advisor Recommendation and CV
- Current Nominee Funding Information
- Expected Graduation Date - must fall within the 2023-2024 funding period
Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award 2022-2023
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