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UM Yellow Ribbon Grant

The University of Miami will award Yellow Ribbon Grants for the 2012-13 academic year.

Award Additional information regarding this program may be found on the VA website: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm.
Eligibility For eligible undergraduate and graduate* students as well as for Law students (maximum of 30 for Law students). *Students in the MD program are not eligible.
Application Yellow Ribbon Grant Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar. All information is located on the application form.
UM Tuition Scholarships

These scholarships vary in amount and length of coverage.

Eligibility All fields eligible.
Application Student applies directly to individual graduate program director.
Deadline June 1 (some departments/programs may have earlier deadlines)
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 and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is open to scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies. Applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field are encouraged to apply.

Award The 2013/2014 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office.
Eligibility The fellow must remain in residence and maninta an active presence on Boston College's campus for the academci year. The fellow must deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.
Application Applications must include:
1) a 3,000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist 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, and
Submit application and materials to to aads@bc.edu or postmarked by regular mail to Chair, AADS Fellowship Committee, African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College, 301 Lyons Hall, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467-3806. Learn more on the fellowship website.
Deadline February 8, 2013
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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: marine biology, biology, limited areas in chemistry and psychology, physiology and biophysics, molecular cell and developmental biology, and marine and atmospheric chemistry
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 www.fefonline.org/mdfapply. 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 SBSPostdocs@asc.ohio-state.edu. Questions can be directed to Professor Ruth D. Peterson by e-mail at peterson.5@sociology.osu.edu.
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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.
Eligibility

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.

Application

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 prestigiousawards@miami.edu or call (305) 284-5387. Learn more on the program website.

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