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 $76,000). 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 within the first 5 years of enrollment in the program unless there are extenuating circumstances. Subject to the approval of the Fellow's Advisor, Department Chair and the Dean of the Graduate School, the Fellow is free to select which two years to be supported by the Dean's Fellowship. 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 Fall 2023. International applicants are eligible. There is no limit to the number of nominations per program. 

2023 Nomination Deadlines: January 15th and February 15th