Departments may apply for University Graduate Fellowships (UGFs) to support their efforts to recruit and progress doctoral students towards a degree. The awards support departmental efforts aligned with the strategies and action items identified in strategic goal 2 of Bold Aspirations, the University’s strategic plan. That goal is to “Prepare doctoral students as innovators and leaders who are ready to meet the demands of the academy and our global society.” A complete description is available here.
Fellows are appointed as Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs), and receive up to nine hours of tuition, course, and technology fees sponsored. The standard GRA stipend is $16,000, and tuition support averages around $7,500, bringing the average total fellowship package to $24,000.
A department/program may be awarded up to three fellowships:
- First-year fellowship for a first-year doctoral student;
- First-year fellowship for a first-year underrepresented domestic doctoral student;
- Dissertation fellowship for a current doctoral student
UGF Call of Application
Application Form, Deadline 5:00 pm, Sept. 6, 2016