Dissertation Fellowship

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Overview

The Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support one recipient in the final year of writing and defending the dissertation, without the obligation of a teaching, research, or graduate assignment. The Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to a Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. student who has been admitted to candidacy.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Student must be nominated by the Graduate Program Director
  2. Student must expect degree conferral by the end of the summer 2019 semester
  3. Student must not be beyond year five of the doctoral program at the time of applying for this Fellowship
  4. Student must have a minimum 3.7 graduate cumulative GPA

Terms of the Award

Student may not hold a paid assignment (TA/RA/GA) or any other paid fellowship during the Dissertation Fellowship award period. Student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Miami in an eligible program during the Fellowship award period. If the Fellowship recipient graduates at the end of the fall semester, then the Fellowship amount will be prorated accordingly. It is expected that the Fellowship recipient will complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the fellowship year.

Key Dates

Call for applications announcement: June 7

Application due date: July 15

Number of Fellowship awards per Academic Year: 1

Fellowship award amount: $26,500 if student is enrolled August - May. The amount will be prorated for recipients who graduate at the end of the fall semester. The Fellowship will be paid out in monthly installments spread evenly across the Fellowship award period. 

Fellowship award period: 2018-2019 Academic Year (August - May)

How to Apply

Click on the button below to initiate the application. You will be required to upload the following documents to the application before submitting the application online:

  • Signed nomination letter from the Graduate Program Director
  • Signed support letter from mentor/advisor (If the student's mentor/advisor is also the Graduate Program Director, then this support letter must be submitted by a different UM faculty member.)
  • Student's CV
  • Research description with evidence of significant progress
  • Dissertation completion timeline with an explanation of how this fellowship would assist in completion

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