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These fellowships are awarded through a competitive process by the Graduate School. Details regarding the fellowship and submission process are available through the following links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fellowships and grants
  • Fellowships & Training Grants -stipend, medical supplement (optional), tuition assistance (optional)
  • Travel Grants reimburse for travel related expenses to conferences
Assistantships
  • Types
    • Teaching assistantships – salary, fee remit, medical insurance supplement
    • Research assistantships – salary, fee remit, medical insurance supplement
    • Administrative/professional assistantships– salary, fee remit, medical insurance supplement
  • Hourly employment
    • Tutors
    • Exam proctors
    • Note takers
Student loan
Information is available from the Division of Financial Aid (DFA) and the U.S. Department of Education. In general, students must complete a FAFSA form to be considered for student loans. If you have applied for loans, your fellowship will affect them. If you are considering federal student loans, there may be two deadlines: one for the government and one for the institution you choose to attend.
Funding Basics
Most funding goes to PhD students first, then to masters thesis. Any remaining funding supports non-thesis masters. Fellowships are usually available in first 1-2 years of graduate school while dissertation fellowships support students in the final year.

Disciplinary Funding
  • Engineering and the science disciplines fund graduate students primarily through research and teaching assistantships. Fellowships fund the top students.
  • Social Sciences and the humanities graduate students are primarily funded by teaching assistantships while research assistantships and fellowships are less prevalent.

Funding Sources
  • Federal Agencies are a primary source of funds for graduate research assistantships and fellowships.
  • Foundations • Corporations• Professional Organizations • Disciplinary Organizations funds which support graduate assistantships.

Start early, usually one year before you start Graduate School
  • Application deadlines often occur early in the fall for fellowships or late spring for assistantships.
Review Understanding Funding
Query the Graduate School Funding Database
Contact your graduate program
  • Teaching and research positions are most often available through your department or college.
Search outside your department
Use your network
  • Use your network of colleagues, faculty, and staff to identify funding opportunities for graduate school as well as future career opportunities. Review the Networking Narratives module on the Professional Development Community.
Review the Proposal Writing Workshop

 

The Application
  • Read the application carefully to determine the purpose of the funding and direct your application to this intent.
  • Plan the project; identify the resources needed and available; schedule appointments with the people or offices available for assistance.
  • Develop a timeline to complete all the components of the application package.
  • Read the instructions carefully and complete the application as instructed.

The References
  • Select faculty who are willing and appropriate to provide a reference based upon the program announcement.
  • Communicate the procedures for submitting the reference.
  • Provide a copy of your CV and the program announcement to the faculty member when requesting a reference, noting the items to be highlighted by the reference.
  • State the deadline for submitting the reference.
  • Send a thank you note to the faculty member a few days prior to the stated deadline.

The Essay
  • Read the question or statement, then determine the intent of the question, and identify the key components.
  • Compose your response, directing your experience and skills to the intent of the essay. Place the emphasis on the impact of the experiences, not simply a listing of accomplishments.
  • Edit the essay ensuring that all elements of the question have been addressed.
  • Visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) for assistance in grammar and composition.

The CV/Resumé
  • Attend professional development workshops for career and skill development.
  • Review your CV with the Center for Career Opportunities.
  • Format the CV based on the intent and purpose of the fellowship.

The Research Proposal
  • Work with a faculty member to develop the research proposal if one is requested.
  • Edit the research proposal for technical content as well as grammar.
  • Attend grant writing workshops hosted by The Graduate School and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

Financial Aid
  • Consult with the Division of Financial Aid to determine what financial information is needed and for assistance in completing the forms.

Applying for Funding

 

External Fellowships
  • Review the "Searching for Funding" tab
  • Search the Graduate School Funding Database
Fellowships

Graduate School Competitions
These fellowships are awarded through a competitive process by the Graduate School. Details regarding the fellowship and submission process are available through the following links.

  • Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Deadline: Monday, January 27, 2014
Puskas Fellowship
  • Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2014
  • Submission Guidelines (same process as the Bilsland Strategic Initiatives)

 



Graduate Program Selection
These fellowships are funded by the Graduate School. Recipients are selected by the graduate program during the admission process.

  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program
  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program
  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program
  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program
  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program

Grants and Other Awards

  • Deadline: Determined by the Academic Program

 

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