Maytag Fellowship

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The Maytag Fellowship carries with it a stipend in the amount of $20,000 per academic year.  Maytag Fellowships are a one-year fellowship, renewable for no more than two years after the first year (for total stipend support in an amount no more than $60,000). 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 three years to be supported by the Maytag 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 course work 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. 

Additionally, the University of Miami Graduate School, in coordination with the Office of the Provost, will cover a percentage of the cost of the University of Miami Student Health Insurance when the Fellow purchases the student health insurance offered through the University of Miami Student Health Center.  In order to receive the credit the Fellow must purchase the insurance through the University and request payment through payroll deduction. Visit for additional information.

Eligibility and Nomination Process

Nominated students must be incoming first year Ph.D. students beginning graduate study at the University of Miami in the Fall and who are in any of the following programs: atmospheric sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, cellular physiology and molecular biophysics, marine biology and ecology, meteorology and physical oceanography, molecular cell and developmental biology, marine and atmospheric chemistry, mathematics, ocean sciences, physics, psychology, and counseling psychology. International applicants are eligible. There is no limit to the number of nominations per program. Recommendations will be made by a committee of representatives from the fellowship areas.

Nomination Deadline: February 1st