UM Fellowship

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The University of Miami (UM) Fellowship is one of the highest awards offered by the Graduate School. Effective for the 2024-2025 academic year, the University of Miami Fellowship carries with it a stipend in the amount of $35,000 per academic year (for total stipend support in the amount of $70,000). 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 UM 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 UM 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. International applicants are eligible. There is no limit to the number of nominations per program. Recommendations will be made by committees who will rank applicants (Arts & Humanities, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

Nomination Deadline: February 1st