University Graduate Fellowships

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

help.



KU Doctoral Hooding Ceremony starts in 90 minutes! Watch nearly 300 new doctors be celebrated at

KU Safety

The first studio art class at KU began in 1869
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today