Sponsored by the Fellows of the Graduate School and the Graduate School, this fellowship for doctoral students aspiring to academic careers will provide talented PhD students with funding and mentorship through small-group interactions with senior faculty from diverse disciplines. The goal of this program is to fully integrate Graduate Student Fellows into the academic environment and, by exposing them to the benefits, opportunities and challenges of an academic career, to prepare and energize awardees for securing tenure-track positions.
A maximum of five outstanding PhD students will be selected for the fellowships each year and become Graduate Student Fellows. These fellows will be provided $2,000 annually for up to four years. Those students who are selected as Graduate Student Fellows will partner with mentors and begin their fellowships in September.