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Critical Dates and Deadlines

Graduation Dates and Deadlines

First day to apply for graduation for Summer (16US) January 11, 2016
Absolute last day to apply for graduation for Spring (16SS) February 2
Electronic Submission of Thesis/Dissertation Due (Thesis and Doctoral Students) for Spring (16SS) March 31
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Spring) April 29
All grades and grade changes for graduation due  for Spring (16SS) May 4
Absolute last day to apply for graduation for Summer (16US) May 27
Electronic Submission of Thesis/Dissertation Due (Thesis and Doctoral Students) for Summer (16US) July 21
Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony (Summer) tentative date August 6 
All grades and grade changes for graduation due for Summer (16US) August 10

 

University of Cincinnati Awards

Graduate School Funding and Awards

2015
First day for programs to nominate students for CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition May 1
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award nominations due to Graduate School by 5 p.m. July 1
First day for programs to nominate students for MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award August 19
First day for programs to nominate teaching assistants (master's and doctoral students) for the Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award September 7
MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. October 2
Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award nominations due to college contact October 19
Excellence in Teaching winners announced November 17
First day for programs to nominate doctoral students for the Graduate School Dean's Fellowship November 23
First day for programs to nominate students for the Yates Fellowship Program December 16
2016
Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. January 15
Yates Fellowship first-round nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. January 29
First day for students and faculty to nominate a graduate faculty member for the Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students Award February 2
Graduate School Dean’s Fellowship recipients announced February 17
Yates Fellowship first-round awardees announced February 19
Yates Fellowship second-round nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. March 4
Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. March 9
Yates Fellowship second-round awardees announced March 18
Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students awardee announced March 30
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award nominations due to the Graduate School by 5 p.m. June 13

 
 

GSGA Awards Deadlines

Only students who are members of a properly registered and active GSA group are eligible for GSGA (Graduate Student Governance Association) awards. More information about these awards is available at the GSGA website.

  • Presenter Conference Travel Award (CTA)
    A student can receive a maximum of $400 in conference related travel awards from GSGA in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
    Each applicant must complete a Travel Authorization (TA) form and submit it to the GSGA office before traveling. The applicant then must submit the required paperwork and receipts to the GSGA office within 14 calendar days of the end of the conference. Late submissions will be rejected.
     
  • Non-Presenter Conference Travel Award (CTA)
    A student who attends a conference, but does not present or perform, may receive a maximum of $100 to cover conference related travel. 
    Each applicant must complete a Travel Authorization (TA) form and submit it to the GSGA office before traveling. The applicant then must submit the required paperwork and receipts to the GSGA office within 14 calendar days of the end of the conference. Late submissions will be rejected. 
     
  • Research Fellowship
    The Research Fellowship is a competitive award designed to assist individual graduate students in obtaining funds to further their research endeavors. Students may use the Research Fellowship to fund travel related to their research or purchase consumables or other research-related materials. The fall 2015 deadline for submission of the Research Fellowship Application has not yet been announced.
     

Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Awards Funding

The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center provides competitive research support for tenure-track faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in 13 UC departments: Africana Studies; Anthropology; Economics; English and Comparative Literature; German Studies; History; Judaic Studies; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; Political Science; Romance Languages and Literatures; Sociology; and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

  • Graduate Travel: Oct. 5, 2015; Mar. 7, 2016. Grants are available for graduate students traveling domestically or internationally, in order to present their research, whether serving as discussants, presenting a paper or some other creative work at academic conferences or events. The maximum allowable grant (or combination of grants) is $500 per fiscal year. 
     
  • Graduate Enrichment: Nov. 2, 2015. Taft Graduate Enrichment Awards support graduate students registered in a Taft discipline, in research projects that will significantly advance their degree program. The maximum grant is $2,500 for any 24-month period.
     
  • Dissertation Fellowship: Departmental decision is due by Feb. 29, 2016. Nine full-year fellowships of $17,500 each are available for advanced doctoral students. The Taft Research Center provides a University Graduate Scholarship to accompany each fellowship that covers 12 credit hours per semester, and 1 credit hour during the summer for full-time status.
     
  • Graduate Assistant Fellowship: Mar. 7, 2016. The Taft Graduate Assistant works 20 hours per week, supporting Taft Research Center activities. The assistantship carries a full University Graduate Scholarship as well as a stipend equal to the average amount of the home department.
     
  • Graduate Summer Fellowships: Mar. 7, 2016. Graduate Summer Fellowships provide $3,000 in support for graduate students conducting focused research projects, supervised by a faculty mentor. Grants are expected to culminate in a presentation or journal submission. Taft will cover the cost of posters should students elect to present at the UC Graduate Poster Forum held each Spring.

University Research Council (URC) Graduate Student Research Fellowships

Announcement of RFP: October 20, 2015
Applications due: December 17, 2015

This program provides summer stipend support to outstanding graduate students. Stipend support of $3,000 will be provided. The number of applications submitted through each graduate program is limited, and there is a requirement for a pre-review by the department/college of the applicant. Applications will only be accepted from the graduate programs. Students may not apply directly.

Interested students should discuss this opportunity with their graduate program director. 
 

External Funding

Fulbright Fellowship Deadlines

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides a grant to fund students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to conduct research projects in another country. For grant criteria and eligibility requirements, visit the Graduate School's Fulbright page. See http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ for additional information. 

Should you decide to submit a Fulbright application, please work closely with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards in order to build the best application possible prior to the campus deadline.

2016-2017 Competition Timeline
  • Online application opens: May 2015 
  • UC campus deadline: August 31, 2015
  • Online application deadline: October 2015
  • Final selection notification: March-May, 2016
     

NSF GRFP Award Deadlines

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Fellows are awarded a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees. See the Graduate School's NSF GRFP webpage for more information.