Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: 2019-20

Eligibility Criteria

Programs may nominate Ph.D. candidates if the nominee:

  1.  will have passed the written and oral preliminary examinations by February 27, 2019, and
  2.  will have completed all program coursework by the end of spring semester 2019 (Nominee may be registered for program coursework in spring 2019, but may not have any incompletes in program coursework at the time of nomination.), and
  3.  is expected to graduate in 2020.

Additional nomination considerations: 

In all cases, the DGS should establish that the nominee is making timely degree progress.  The DGS will need to provide a calculation of time in degree.  This calculation should not include time away for approved leave of absences. 

  • If, in 2019-20, the nominee will be entering his/her sixth year or later of study* in the nominating program, the DGS must provide justification for the length of time, or otherwise demonstrate the student's scholarly productivity.

*For the purpose of this nomination, the "year of study" for 2019-20 is defined as the time the nominee has been enrolled in the nominating graduate program, regardless of degree objective, excluding time that he/she was on an approved leave of absence.

Award Policy
  • Duplicate Awards - Recipients may not hold concurrently a second fellowship, scholarship, grant, or similar award that duplicates the benefits of the Fellowship.
  • Supplementation - Recipients may hold concurrently a graduate assistantship of up to 25% time, or supplementation up to the value of a 25% assistantship in each semester.
  • Terms of Award - Although recipients need not be in residence during the tenure of the fellowship, they must be registered for credit in the Graduate School in order to receive fellowship funds.  Funding ends at the end of the academic year or in the month of the final defense, whichever comes first.

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