Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowships are non-renewable and offered for up to two semesters and two sessions. They are awarded on the basis of superior scholarly achievement. To be eligible to compete, an applicant must be a full time doctoral candidate with demonstrated academic achievement and a record of timely progress toward degree completion.

Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation and must (a) have an accepted dissertation proposal; (b) be enrolled full time, and (c) be in good academic standing. In addition to a stipend at the doctoral associate level, the Fellowship pays the Fellow's tuition for 1-6 hours per semester and 1-3 hours per session of 7300 hours only, depending on how many hours of 7300 the Fellow has yet to complete.

Next application deadline and other important information:

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5 p.m. (EST)
  • Notifications of status will be sent within six weeks of application deadline
  • Questions or Concerns? Contact Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Program Manager Graduate Research and Retention, at or via phone (269) 387-8249

Dissertation Completion Fellowship Application 

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Applicants for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship are strongly encouraged to attend a special seminar to assist in preparation of the application. Seminars are generally offered two weeks prior to the submission deadline. Please visit the Events Page at the following URL for details and to register