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UM Yellow Ribbon Grant

The University of Miami will award Yellow Ribbon Grants for the 2016-17 academic year.

Award Additional information regarding this program may be found on the VA website:
Eligibility Please note: Undergraduate and Graduate programs offer an unlimited number of grants. The Law School offers a maximum of 15 grants and they are awarded on a first come- first served basis. The Miller School of Medicine offers a maximum of 5 grants and they are awarded on a first come-first served basis. The Yellow Ribbon Grant applies to the Fall and Spring semesters only. The Summer semester/sessions are not covered by this grant.
Application Yellow Ribbon Grant Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. All information is located on the application form.
UM Fellowships

The Fellow should have no research or teaching duties for two years in their graduate program. The specific years they have no duties should be determined by the program director in consultation with the student. It is expected that two years will be taken within five years.

Award The UM Fellowship provides funding for a student for two years at $25,000 per year. The Schools and Colleges will provide a tuition waiver for the UM Fellows.
Eligibility All fields eligible.
Application Students must apply directly to their individual graduate program director. Graduate program directors submit their nominations to the Graduate School. Graduate School committees make the final selections across departments.
Deadline Early February
AADS Dissertation Fellowship

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

Award his 2017/2018 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office.
Eligibility Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.
Application Applications must include:
1) a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist the applicant in achieving future professional goals,
2) a 25 page (MAXIMUM) writing sample,
3) an updated Curriculum Vitae, and
4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.
Appy online via Interfolio here.
Deadline Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio
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Maytag Fellowship

The Fellow should have no research or teaching duties for three years in their graduate program. Schools and Colleges will provide a tuition waiver for the Maytag Fellows.

Award $20,000 yearly stipend for three years
Eligibility Eligible fields: biology, limited areas in chemistry and psychology, physiology and biophysics, molecular cell and developmental biology and marine biology.
Application Student must apply directly to the head of the Graduate Program.
Deadline Early February
McKnight Doctoral Fellowships

The Florida Education Fund's (FEF) McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program is designed to address the under-representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by increasing the pool of candidates qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college and university levels.

Award Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to students for study at participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 for three academic years, plus an annual stipend of $12,000. An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution. UM (school/department/college) assumes full responsibility for the stipend and tuition for the remaining two years excluding the D.M.A. program, the Music, Nursing, and Communication Ph.D. programs and any other program that can be completed in less than five years. Each annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress toward the Ph.D. degree.
Eligibility Applicants must be African American or Hispanic U.S. citizens who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Since this program is intended to increase African American and Hispanic enrollment in Ph.D. programs, currently enrolled doctoral students are not eligible to apply. The Fellowship will be awarded only to persons who intend to seek the Ph.D. degree, full time, in one of the following eligible fields of study: any field in the arts and sciences, business, engineering, health sciences, nursing, or the visual and performing arts. Fellowship funding is contingent upon Legislative approval.
Application Download the FEF program flyer. Apply securely online at Download the UM information flyer.
Deadline Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15 of each year.
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SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars to enter tenure track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate.

Award Up to three fellowships will be awarded. The appointments are intended for two years, with re-appointment for the second year contingent upon a successful performance review. The fellowships provide a $40,000 annual stipend, university medical benefits, and some support for travel and research expenses.
Eligibility Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in the social sciences by August 2011. Preference will be given to individuals who are within five years of their degree. Applicants must be committed to an academic career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Application Required materials include:
1) Applicants should clearly identify a unit within the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at OSU with which they would be affiliated during the Fellowship period, and are encouraged to suggest one or more tenured faculty members within that unit who could serve as a host and mentor;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a one page dissertation abstract;
4) a statement outlining the specific research proposed to be undertaken during the Fellowship period, and the significance of that research (four-page limit, double-spaced);
5) and a personal statement describing the applicant’s background and commitment to the goal of diversity in higher education (three-page limit, double-spaced). Applicants should submit all of these materials electronically in Microsoft Word. (Please identify all of the documents with the last name and document type, e.g., smithcv.doc or smithresearchstatement.doc.);
6) three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically.
All materials should be submitted to Questions can be directed to Professor Ruth D. Peterson by e-mail at
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Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The fellowship program seeks to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Award Each Fellowship award includes financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school. This funding helps cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round-trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds.

Candidates must:

1) Be U.S. citizens at the time of application;
2) have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
3) be seniors seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school for the following academic year.
Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. The number of fellowships will be determined by available funding.


Online application form and hardcopies of GRE or GMAT scores, Official Transcripts, Certification of U.S. citizenship and Student Aid Report (if applicable) must be submitted directly to The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Students planning to apply should contact Ms. Kefryn Reese, director of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships. For more information, e-mail or call (305) 284-5387. Learn more on the program website.

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