Academic Year Dissertation Award

The Office of the Dean will award each recipient a fellowship stipend for the 2017-2018 academic year.  This fellowship relieves the student from any work obligation during the award period in order to focus on research and/or writing his/her dissertation.  Students receiving this fellowship award are expected to complete and defend their dissertation no later than May 2018.  Applications from students who started their graduate work before August 2013 will not be accepted, unless a justification is provided by the DGS in his/her letter.  Previous awardees are not eligible.  The number of awards will depend on available funding, but a minimum of six awards is anticipated.

Award: Academic year stipend at current departmental level

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

Notification Date: Late March 2017

Please submit the following materials with your application form below:

  1. Project Description (limited to 1500 words)
  2. List of publications, presentations, shows, exhibitions or other scholarly work (please do not include any work in preparation)
  3. Unofficial Student Transcript {copy of your degree program requirement (DPR)}
  4. Supporting letter from research advisor (to be emailed from advisor directly to
  5. Endorsement letter from Director of Graduate Studies (to be emailed from DGS directly to

All application and supporting materials should be sent via email at hard copies will be accepted).  For questions or further information call 305-284-4117.

List of Previous Awardees can be viewed here

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