Dean's Fellowship

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The Dean's Fellowship is the most prestigious award offered by the Graduate School. The Dean's Fellowship carries with it a stipend in the amount of $40,000 per academic year (for total stipend support in the amount of $80,000). The Fellow's department may provide multi-year additional support in the form of a Graduate Student Assistantship which may entail some combination of teaching support (a Teaching Assistantship) or working on a research project (a Research Assistantship). The Fellowship must be used in years one and two of enrollment in the program unless there are extenuating circumstances. The student must be enrolled at the University of Miami as a full-time student during the years the student is supported by the Dean's Fellowship. 

Additionally, Dean’s Fellows receive the following benefits during the two years of the fellowship:

In addition to the stipend and benefits listed above, the financial assistance package includes a full tuition waiver to cover the cost of the Fellow's coursework in the program and it is provided to the Fellow by their department. This tuition waiver is renewable annually for up to five years, conditional upon academic progress. 

Eligibility and Nomination Process

Nominated students must be incoming first-year Ph.D. students who intend to begin graduate study at the University of Miami in the Fall. International applicants are eligible. There is no limit to the number of nominations per program. 

Nomination Deadline: February 1st