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DISTINGUISHED DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Information for AY 2010-2011

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships will be awarded by the Graduate School to Ph.D. students upon recommendation of the department head/chair and subsequent approval of the Graduate Dean and the Graduate School Fellowships Advisory Committee. First priority will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Recipients cannot be university employees.

Qualified students will be nominated by the chairs/heads of participating departments. Nominations for the 2009-2010 academic year must be received in the Graduate School by February 2, 2009.

It is anticipated that 15-20 Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships will be awarded for students beginning their studies in August, 2009. Fellowship awardees will receive a minimum of $30,000 annually, renewable for up to three years after the first year of the fellowship. These fellowships are structured as follows:

  • A $20,000 annual fellowship supplement, renewable for up to three years after the initial award year, for a maximum award of $80,000 over 4 years. The fellowship award is paid in increments of 1/12 each month.
  • A half-time 12-month graduate assistant position, provided by the department. The graduate assistant position has a minimum annual stipend of $10,000 per year. The graduate assistant stipend is paid monthly.
  • Payment of tuition for degree-related course work, provided the student is properly enrolled, maintains good standing and makes good progress towards completion of the degree.

All students who accept a Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship are expected to submit a proposal to the National Science Foundation, IF the student’s area of study is one for which NSF provides fellowships.

If a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow requires more than four years for degree completion, the host department may provide funding for further support.

Should a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow graduate, change degree programs, or leave the university, the fellowship will terminate.

For additional information, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.


DOCTORAL ACADEMY FELLOWSHIPS

The Graduate School offers Doctoral Academy Fellowships to doctoral students to supplement either a graduate teaching assistant or graduate research assistant position. Graduate assistant positions are provided by the appropriate department.

Fellowships are awarded to students upon the recommendation of the departmental chair and subsequent approval of the academic dean and the Graduate Dean. Approximately 40-45 Doctoral Academy Fellowships are available each year.

First priority will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Recipients cannot be university employees.

Qualified students may be nominated throughout the year by the chairs/heads of participating departments. Upon approval by the academic dean, nominations will be forwarded to Vicky Hartwell for immediate action.

Doctoral Academy Fellowships are $10,000 supplemental awards, paid in equal amounts over 12 months. They are structured as follows:

  • A $10,000 annual fellowship supplement, renewable for up to three years after the initial award year, for a maximum of $40,000 over four years. The fellowship award is paid in increments of 1/12 each month.
  • A half-time 12-month graduate assistant position, provided by the department. The stipend is commensurate with those of other doctoral graduate assistants in the appointing department. The graduate assistant stipend is paid monthly.
  • Payment of tuition for degree-related course work provided the student is properly enrolled, maintains good standing and makes good progress towards completion of the degree.

If a Doctoral Academy Fellow requires more than four years for degree completion, the host department may provide funding for further support.

Should the Doctoral Academy Fellow graduate, change degree programs, or leave the university, the fellowship will terminate.

For additional information, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.


PAUL KURODA FELLOWSHIP

For Graduate and Exceptional Undergraduate Students

The Kuroda Fellowship is named in honor of Paul Kazuo Kuroda, distinguished professor emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Arkansas. The objective is to continue the efforts and work of Dr. Kuroda using the extensive body of work published by Dr. Kuroda, et al., regarding the age of the solar system and/or the origin of the elements found in the solar system. Students interested in applying for this grant will be provided a complete list of published papers for review before making a proposal for the work to be done.

This fellowship will be used for a grant to support an undergraduate or graduate student in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering to continue the work of Dr. Kuroda. Students applying for this grant will submit a proposal for work to be done based on the review by the student of key publications written by Dr. Kuroda, et al. In accordance with the gift agreement, the students are to propose research in one of the following areas: 1) the age of the solar system using existing data and work completed by Kuroda, et al., or 2) the origin of the elements.

The proposal from the student should demonstrate an understanding of the subject, the theories of Dr. Kuroda, and propose work which leads to a restatement of the work for wider readership, clarification of supporting data, or expansion of the scientific thought that is the basis of the theories of Dr. Kuroda. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School, the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Colonel William A. Myers of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

The purpose of the fund is to provide a permanent source of revenue for an annual grant to the selected student of $12,000 per year, paid monthly, to support the Kuroda Fellowship. In addition to the monthly stipend, the student’s tuition will be paid. No other university fees or charges can be paid from fellowship funds.

The fellowship will be awarded for doctoral students up to five years, and for master’s and undergraduate students up to two years. Continued funding past the first award year is based upon good standing and progress towards the degree.

Applicants for the fellowship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be admitted to the University of Arkansas without condition.
  • Be admitted to a degree program.
  • Be approved by the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Undergraduate students should have completed 60 hours of progress toward the degree.

Recipients of the fellowship must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment status.
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the degree program.

For more information, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.


HARRY & JO LEGGETT CHANCELLOR’S FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The objective of the Leggett fellowship is to support research for students pursuing graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in fish, wildlife, conservation, and other related areas of interest to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The purpose of the fund is to provide a permanent source of revenue for an annual grant to the selected student of $12,000 per year, paid monthly, to support the Leggett Fellowship. In addition to the monthly stipend, the student’s tuition will be paid.

Applications for the Leggett fellowship are reviewed by a committee comprised of the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School, the Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the Director of the Wildlife Coop, and the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. The fellowship will be awarded for doctoral students up to four years and for master’s students up to two years. Continued funding past the first award year is based upon good standing and progress towards the degree.

Applicants for the fellowship must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be admitted to the University of Arkansas without condition.
  • Be regularly admitted to a graduate degree program.
  • Be approved by the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School.

NOTE: Preference will be given to doctoral students.

This fellowship can be combined with additional sources of funding.

To obtain an application packet, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LEVER TUITION FELLOWSHIP

The Lever Tuition Fellowship is designed to increase diversity within degree programs by providing financial assistance to graduate students from underrepresented groups. This fellowship is not available to otherwise qualified graduate students who receive tuition payment from another source, such as a graduate assistant position or other tuition award. A limited number of fellowships are available each year.

Applicants for the fellowship must:

  • Be U.S. citizens.
  • Be admitted to the UA Graduate School without condition.
  • Be regularly admitted to a graduate degree program.
  • Be nominated by the graduate degree program.
  • Be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment for each semester the fellowship is to be applied towards tuition payment. Full-time enrollment for graduate students is 9 hours each major semester (fall and spring). Enrollment during the summer semester is optional, but if the student does enroll, 6 hours is considered full-time.
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the degree program (2.85 or above on all graduate work).
  • Notify the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester once enrollment is complete if the fellowship is to be applied to tuition.

Most fellowships are awarded beginning the fall semester of the academic year. The application/nomination deadline is June 15. If funding is available, applications will be considered for the spring and summer semesters.

The Lever fellowship is awarded based on the degree program of the student. Graduation from that degree program, changing degree programs or leaving the university will cause the fellowship to be terminated.

The Lever Tuition Fellowship is named in honor of the first African American to receive a graduate degree from the University. Benjamin Franklin Lever, a native of Pine Bluff, received a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee Institute in 1938. He entered graduate school at the University of Arkansas in 1950 and obtained a Master of Science degree in Agronomy in 1951. In 1955, Mr. Lever obtained a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University, where in 1964 he also received a Diploma of Advanced Studies.

Mr. Lever served on the staff and faculty at Arkansas A.M. & N. (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff), was principal at several Arkansas public schools, and was a dean at Shorter College. He died in 1980.

The Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship Nomination/Application Form Interactive Adobe PDF (updated 10/28/2003)

For additional information, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu .


JAMES H. WHITE DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The James H. White Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive fellowship of $1,000 per year for a maximum of four years. It is intended for qualified doctoral graduate students at the University of Arkansas. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Departments will compete for this fellowship by nominating outstanding candidates for their doctoral programs. The nominating department should submit as much supporting documentation as is available: transcripts, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, student-authored publications, and research projects.

The eligible candidates must have completed a master’s degree prior to receipt of the doctoral fellowship.

Recipients must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and leadership qualities.

The recipients will receive the fellowship each year for no more than four years, conditioned upon good progress towards completion of the doctoral degree. Continued funding past the first award year is based upon good standing and progress towards the degree.

This funding can be combined with additional sources of funding.

Nominations will be accepted by the Graduate School at any time during the year. The award will be determined by the Vice Provost for Research/Dean of the Graduate School.

For more information, please contact Vicky Hartwell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.


University of Arkansas College/Department

Links to additional funding opportunities:


Independent Fellowships

Organization Website

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards;
For women of any nationality; deadline: Nov. 15, 2011

Amelia Earhart Fellowship
American Association of University Women

Fellowships and Grants
American Council of Learned Societies

www.acls.org/grants/Default.aspx?id=354

American Research Center for Egypt Fellowships

www.arce.org/grants/fellowships/overview
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; deadline: Nov. 1, 2011

www.amscan.org
American Society for Engineering Education

www.asee.org/fellowship-programs
Arkansas Scholarship Connection

www.ArkansasScholarshipConnection.org
AT&T Labs Graduate Student Internships and Fellowships:
Summer internships for graduate students; 3-year fellowships for Outstanding under-represented minority and women students pursuing Ph.D. studies in computing and communication-related fields

AT&T Labs Graduate Student Internships and Fellowships

Cheyenne-Arapaho Higher Education Scholarships

Please contact Michael Bell at 1-800-247-4612
ext. 27653 (Their website is under construction).

Department of Defense/SMART:
STEM undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students

www.asee.org/smart
U.S. Department of Education/Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program; deadline: cancel for FY 2011

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
DOE/Computational Science Graduate Fellowship--For students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science & engineering www.krellinst.org/csgf
DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
Applications available mid-November, deadline for submission: Jan. 18, 2012

www.krellinst.org/ssgf
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program

Dwight David Eisenhower Transporation Fellowship

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Summer Internship Program for Graduate Students - deadline: Feb. 1, 2012; Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program - final deadline: Feb. 1, 2012; Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement - deadline :Mar. 1, 2012; Postdoctoral fellowship program- final deadline: Mar. 1, 2012

www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html
Environmental Protection Agency

STAR Fellowships for Environmental Research
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

sites.nationalacademics.org/PGA/FordFellowships
Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

u.s.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
Government Grants and Fellowships

www.grants.gov
GrantsNet (sciences and science education)

www.grantsnet.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Various scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

www.hsf.net
Inter-American Foundation (IAF)
For advanced Ph.D. students; U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American or Caribbean countries; Deadline: January 17, 2012

www.iie.org/iaf
J. Paul Getty Grant Program

www.getty.edu/grants/index.html
The John Carter Brown Library

www.brown.edu/Facilites/John_Carter_Brown_Library

Knowles Science Teaching
Foundation

www.kstf.org
The Library Company of Philadephia: Program in Early American Economy and Society Fellowship for 2012-2013

www.librarycompany.org
The Library Company of Philadephia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Visiting Research Fellowships in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture for 2012-2013

www.librarycompany.org
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

www.masshist.org/fellowships/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Art History Fellowships 2012-2013; Fellowships in Conservation 2012-2013; Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation 2012-2013; deadline: Nov. 4, 2011

www.metmuseum.org/research/internships-and-fellowships
The National Academies:
Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs

www.national-academies.org/rap
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Graduate Student Researchers Project; Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project; Various internships

Graduate Student Researchers Program
National Association for Campus Activities

www.naca.org/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.

www.gemfellowship.org

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

www.asee.org/ndseg/
National Endowment for the Arts

www.nea.gov
National Endowment for the Humanities

www.neh.gov
National Institutes of Health:
Graduate Extramural Programs

grants1.nih.gov/grants/
National Physical Science Consortium

www.npsc.org
National Research Council sites.nationalacademics.org/pga/fordfellowships

National Science Foundation:

www.nsf.gov
East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EASPI)
Graduate Research Fellowship Awards
(SBER Directorate)

National Society for Black Engineers

www.nsbe.org

Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Scholarship : for high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional students

www.nwamlk.org/scholarships.html
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

www.pdsoros.org
The Ph.D. Project

www.phdproject.com
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Program

www. PhiKappaPhi.org
Smithsonian Fellowships

www.si.edu/ofg
Social Science Research Council

Pre-dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships
Southern Regional Educational Board

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program
Spencer Foundation:
Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education

www.spencer.org/content.cfm/fellowship-awards

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Graduate Fellowships Programs

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer graduate fellowships and Postdoctoral fellowships

www.whoi.edu/apo