Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellowship

The Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellowship program recognizes the contributions and commitment of Chancellor Gray-Little to graduate education during her service to the University of Kansas.  The Fellowship will provide financial support to outstanding students in the first year of their doctoral programs at the University. Outstanding graduate students will be designated as Fellows in doctoral degree programs covered by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Recipients may be from any area of doctoral study in a program on the Lawrence or Edwards campus. Students funded by the Self Graduate Fellowship, University Graduate Fellowship, or the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship are not eligible. Recipients of the Fellowship will be selected through a nomination/application process early in the Spring semester prior to fall matriculation of the student’s first academic year. 

Fellows are appointed as Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs).  They will receive a stipend of $17,000 and sponsorship of up to nine (9) hours of tuition, course fees, and technology fees. In addition to the GRA stipend of $17,000, tuition support averages between $7,500 and $8,000 per fellow, bringing the average total fellowship package to $24,000. No summer appointment funds are available through this Fellowship fund. 

Students are qualified for nomination if they are applying to start their first year in a doctoral program. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree at KU are eligible if they are starting into a master’s sequence leading to a doctoral degree program or into a doctoral program. Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellows may be either domestic or international students.

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 competition will be posted soon. 

The Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of  donors and the KU Endowment Executive Committee. The Bernadette Gray-Little Graduate Fellowship Program is administered by the Office of Graduate Studies in fulfillment of the Fund Administration Agreement.