Dean's Competitive Fellowships

Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowship Competition

The College of Arts & Sciences announces a competition for one-semester graduate fellowships for Spring 2019. Two awards are anticipated.
 
Continuing students in masters or doctoral programs in Arts & Sciences are eligible for consideration, with priority given to doctoral students. These fellowships are designed to recognize achievements and well-developed research plans to offer time released from assistantship duties to promote progress through degree programs, including field work and thesis or dissertation completion.
 
Eligibility: Current A&S graduate students. A maximum of 1 nominations per department.
Amount: $10,000 plus a tuition scholarship and student health plan enrollment
 
Submit:
1.Letter of nomination from the student’s graduate advisor that addresses the applicant’s strengths, current graduate GPA, and progress through the graduate program.  The letter should also explicitly state how the student's plans for the fellowship period will promote their progress through the program and timely degree completion. This should be no more than one single-spaced page.
 
2.An essay from the nominee that briefly describes achievements to date during graduate study and their detailed plans for the fellowship semester.  The essay should clearly explain how the fellowship will enhance their degree progress.  This should be no more than 1 single-spaced page.
 
3.A modified NSF bio-sketch CV that highlights degree progress and research-related accomplishments
 
4.Brief endorsement from the Director of Graduate Studies that affirms the applicant's good standing within the program and his or her plans for the fellowship semester.  The endorsment should also rank order the applicant if more than one nomination is submitted. 
 
5.Brief endorsement from the Department Chair indicating that the department is able to cover any teaching demands that may be created by the student receiving a fellowship award.  

 

Submit application packets in a single pdf by Tuesday, September 25 to Mary Glenn Marsden at mg.marsden@uky.edu.  Applications packets should not exceed 6 total pages.
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