Bridge Funding Fellowship

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Overview

The Bridge Funding Fellowship provided by the Graduate School is intended to support Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. students in the completion of dissertation research that has been disrupted by COVID-19, without the obligation of a teaching, research, or graduate assignment. 

Eligibility Criteria

The awardee must be a Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. student in good academic standing who has been admitted to candidacy and expects degree conferral by the end of the summer 2022 semester. Please note, students in the Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs may apply for 2021-2022 Fellowship support the year before internship.

Terms of the Award

Students must be enrolled as full-time students at the University of Miami in an eligible program during the Fellowship award period. It is expected that the Fellowship recipients will complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the Fellowship year.

Application due date: May 1st

Number of Fellowship awards: 6

Fellowship award amount: The award amount will match the standard stipend amount provided by an awardee’s graduate program. The Fellowship will be paid out in monthly installments spread evenly across the Fellowship award period. The amount will be prorated for recipients who graduate at the end of the fall semester.

Fellowship award period: 2021-2022 Academic Year (August-May)

How to Apply

Click on the button below to initiate the application. The application consists of the following components:

  • Student's CV
  • Research description (12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, no page limit) 
  • Detailed summary of how the research was disrupted by COVID-19 (12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, no page limit)
  • Dissertation completion timeline with an explanation of how this fellowship would assist in completion (12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, no page limit)
  • Information on how the student has been financially supported in their program to date (12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, no page limit)
  • Signed support letter from the Graduate Program Director stating that the student is in need of this funding as a result of COVID-19 disruptions
  • 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.) stating that this student is in need of this funding as a result of COVID-19 disruptions

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