Dean's Fellowship

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Overview

The Dean's Fellowship is the most prestigious award offered by the Graduate School. Effective for the 2019-2020 academic year, the Dean's Fellowship carries with it a stipend in the amount of $31,450 per academic year (for total stipend support in the amount of $62,900). 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). 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. Fellows may not hold a paid teaching assistantship, research assistantship, scholarship, or other fellowship during the years they are 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 scholarship to cover the cost of the Fellow's coursework in the program and it is provided to the Fellow by his/her department. This tuition scholarship is renewable annually for up to five years, conditional upon academic progress. 

Eligibility and Nomination Process

Each Ph.D. program may nominate up to three students for Dean's Fellowships. Nominated students must be incoming first-year Ph.D. students who intend to begin graduate study at the University of Miami in Fall. International applicants are eligible. Recommendations will be made by four committees who will rank applicants (biological sciences, arts and humanities, physical sciences and social, behavioral & administrative sciences). 

2020 Nomination Deadline: TBA 

2020 Decisions: TBA