Dissertation Fellowship

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The Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support recipients in their final year of writing and defending their dissertations, without the obligation of a teaching, research, or graduate assignment. The Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. students who have been admitted to candidacy.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Student must have been admitted to candidacy in a Ph.D./Ed.D./D.M.A. program
  2. Student must be nominated by the Graduate Program Director
  3. Student must expect degree conferral by the end of the summer 2025 semester (Please note: Students in the Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. programs may apply for Fellowship support the year before internship.)
  4. Student must have a minimum 3.7 graduate cumulative GPA
  5. Student must not be beyond year five of the doctoral program at the start of the Fall 2024 semester

Terms of the Award

Students may not hold a paid assignment (TA/RA/GA) or any other paid fellowship or scholarship during the Dissertation Fellowship award period. 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: July 1st

Number of Fellowship awards per Academic Year: 5

Fellowship award amount: $35,000 if students are enrolled August-May.The Fellowship will be paid out in monthly installments spread evenly across the Fellowship award period. Fellowship payments will end in December for students who graduate in the fall semester.

Fellowship award period: In the Academic Year (August-May)

How to Apply

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

  • Signed nomination letter from the Graduate Program Director
  • 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.)
  • Student's CV
  • Research description with evidence of significant progress (half-page, 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, may include figures) 
  • Dissertation completion timeline with an explanation of how this fellowship would assist in completion

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