The following is a partial list of potential funding sources. Additional information on these and other awards is available from the Graduate School here.
This is a very prestigious (and hence competitive) two-year award given to a select number of students in the second or third year of graduate school. Students who are chosen as Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellows attend an annual three-day meeting that brings together current fellows from the three institutions. Since a limited number of applications can be submitted per graduate program, the Graduate Program Committee nominates the candidates for this award based upon their academic and research performance.
The criteria listed below are used by the college committee to select the Albert J. Ryan Fellows. First-year students should consider these criteria as personal targets for the first two years of the program so that they can maximize their chances for competing for the Ryan award in their third year. The deadline for applications is usually in March/April.
- Publications (particularly for students in their third year)
- Presentations at local and national scientific meetings.
- Long-term career goals of the student
- A description of the proposed research
URC Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowships
An annual program of the University Research Council (URC) provides partial support for the summer quarter. There is a limit on the number of applicants per program, so the Graduate Program Committee selects the top candidates to apply for the award.
University Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Program
The Division of Research and Advanced Studies sponsors a fellowship program that recognizes outstanding senior graduate students (students who are close to finishing their dissertation) whose "dissertations are likely to make significant contributions to their field of inquiry". This award includes a stipend of $24,000 per year. Students who receive this fellowship will also receive a University Graduate Scholarship to defray all tuition costs.
Predoctoral Awards from Professional Societies
All students should consult the websites of their professional societies for information regarding external predoctoral awards for which they may be eligible.
This program is designed to help underrepresented minority students pursue graduate degrees. Yates Graduate Fellowships provide a stipend for the academic year, a full-tuition scholarship for the academic year, and a waiver of general fees.