Fellowships

 

DISTINGUISHED DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Information for Spring 2018/ Fall 2018

The Graduate School awards Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships to doctoral degree 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 graduate students will be nominated by the chairs/heads of participating departments. Graduate students may not self-nominate.

October 13, 2017 Nomination deadline for graduate students beginning doctoral study in January 2018.

February 2, 2018 Nomination deadline for graduate students beginning doctoral study in August 2018.

 

It is anticipated that 20-25 Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships will be awarded for graduate students beginning their studies in August 2018.  The number of doctoral fellowships awarded for spring 2018 is dependent on funding availablity.

The doctoral fellowships are structured as follows:

  • A $22,000 annual doctoral fellowship supplement, renewable for up to three years after the initial award year, for a maximum award of $88,000 over 4 years. The doctoral 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 includes:
    • A monthly stipend commensurate with that of other doctoral graduate assistants in the department, but not less than the established minimum for University of Arkansas doctoral GAs.
    • A tuition waiver for each semester the graduate student holds the graduate assistant position.  The tuition waiver is submitted electronically by the department to the Graduate School prior to the start of the semester.
      • Payment is for degree-related course work.  Fellowship recipients must maintain academic good standing and make satisfactory progress towards graduate degree completion.
    • A discount on the student health insurance premium.  The current discount is 66%.  Students are not required to participate in the University’s health insurance program.
    • Fellowship recipients must adhere to the terms and conditions of the graduate assistant position in order to retain the doctoral fellowship.

Graduate students who are interested in being nominated for this doctoral fellowship should contact the department that houses their degree program. There are minimum GRE/GMAT score requirements and minimum GPA requirements that vary by college and degree program. A complete nomination packet will include:

  • A letter of support from the nominating department;
  • Copies of the student’s transcripts and test scores;
  • A copy of the student’s resume or c.v.;
  • A copy of the student’s statement of purpose, and
  • Copies of the letters of recommendation submitted as part of the student’s application for graduate school and the graduate degree program.

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

If a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow requires more than four years for graduate 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 and Student Support, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu

DOCTORAL ACADEMY FELLOWSHIPS

Information for Spring 2018/ Fall 2018

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

Doctoral fellowships are awarded to graduate students upon the recommendation of the departmental chair and subsequent approval of the academic dean and the Graduate School Fellowship Awards Committee. 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.

October 13, 2017 Nomination deadline for graduate students beginning doctoral study in January 2018.

February 16, 2018The deadline for first-round consideration for graduate students beginning doctoral study in fall 2018.  Nominations will be accepted after that date until all available Doctoral Academy Fellowships have been obligated.

 

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

    • A $12,000 annual fellowship supplement, renewable for up to three years after the initial award year, for a maximum of $48,000 over four years.
    • A half-time 12-month graduate assistant position, provided by the department. The graduate assistant position includes:
      • A monthly stipend commensurate with that of other doctoral graduate assistants in the department, but not less than the established minimum for the University of Arkansas doctoral GAs
      • A tuition waiver for each semester the graduate student holds the graduate assistant position.  The tuition waiver is submitted electronically by the department to the Graduate School prior to the start of the semester.
        • Payment is for degree-related course work.  Fellowship recipients must maintain academic good standing and make satisfactory progress towards graduate degree completion.
      • A discount on the student health insurance premium.  The current discount is 66%.  Students are not required to participate in the University’s health insurance program.
      • Doctoral fellowship recipients must adhere to the terms and conditions of the graduate assistant position in order to retain the fellowship.

 

Graduate students who are interested in being nominated for this doctoral fellowship should contact the department that houses their graduate degree program. There are minimum GRE/GMAT score requirements and minimum GPA requirements that vary by college and program. A complete nomination packet will include:

  • A letter of support from the nominating department;
  • Copies of the student’s transcripts and test scores;
  • A copy of the student’s resume or c.v.;
  • A copy of the student’s statement of purpose, and
  • Copies of the letters of recommendation submitted as part of the student’s application for graduate school and the graduate program.

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 and Student Support, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu

 


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LEVER TUITION FELLOWSHIP

The Lever Tuition Fellowship is designed to increase diversity within graduate degree programs by providing financial assistance to graduate students from underrepresented groups. This graduate 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 graduate fellowships are available each year.

Applicants for the Benjamin Franklin Lever Tuition Fellowship must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School without condition.
  • Be regularly admitted to a graduate degree program by the time the fellowship starts.
  • Submit the application by the deadline date:
    • Fall semester – application due June 15
    • Spring semester – application due November 15
    • Summer semester – application due March 15
  • Submit a one-page statement of purpose with the Lever application form.
    • Discuss your goals for your graduate studies an how the Lever fellowship will help you achieve those goals.
  • Have submitted all transcripts to Graduate Admissions. Standardized test scores are not required for Lever fellowship consideration, but may be required for admission into the graduate degree
  • program.

Applications are reviewed by the Lever fellowship committee after the application deadline date. All applicants will be notified of the award decision by email, usually within 2-3 weeks after the deadline has passed.

Lever Fellows must:

  • Maintain full-time enrollment for each semester the graduate 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 graduate student does enroll, 6 hours is considered full-time.
    • Exceptions to the full-time enrollment requirement may be granted if:
      • The graduate program is structured with a specific number of required hours each semester, which may be less than full-time;
      • There are not enough degree-related classes offered in a given semester to allow for full-time enrollment; or
      • The student is at the end of the degree program and needs less than full-time enrollment to complete the degree requirements.
      • NOTE: Other exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the graduate degree program (minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA or above on all graduate work), and be making satisfactory progress towards graduate degree completion.
    • NOTE: Some graduate degree programs may have a higher grade point average to remain in good standing and to graduate from the degree program.
  • Notify the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Fellowships at the beginning of the semester once enrollment is complete so the graduate fellowship can be applied towards the tuition charges.
  • Notify the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Fellowships if the graduate student receives a tuition award from another source.

Most fellowships are awarded beginning the fall semester of the academic year. If funding is available, applications will be considered for the spring and summer semesters.

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

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 and Student Support, at (479) 575-4327 or email hartwell@uark.edu.

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.


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 graduate fellowship by nominating outstanding candidates for their doctoral degree 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 doctoral 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 Graduate School and International Education fellowship committee.

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


 College Funding Opportunities

Links to additional funding opportunities:

Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Sam M. Walton College of Business/Graduate School of Business

College of Education and Health Professions

College of Engineering


Independent Fellowships

Organization Website
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards;
For women of any nationality
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
American Association of University Women  Fellowships and Grants
American Council of Learned Societies American Council of Learned Societies
American Research Center for Egypt Fellowships  American Research Center for Egypt Fellowships
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents;
American-Scandinavian Foundation
American Society for Engineering Education American Society for Engineering Education
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 Cheyenne-Arapaho Scholarship
Council on Library and Information Resources; awards and fellowships Council of Library Information
Department of Defense/SMART:
STEM undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students
Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Education/Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program 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 DOE/ Computational Science Fellowship
DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship DOE National Nuclear Science Fellowship
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Summer Internship Program for Graduate Students; Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program; Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement; Postdoctoral fellowship program
Educational Testing Service Programs
Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships for Environmental Research
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships  Ford Foundation Fellowship
Fulbright Program for U.S. Students Fulbright Program
Government Grants and Fellowships Government Grants
GrantsNet (sciences and science education)  GrantsNet
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Various scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
Hispanic Fund
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
Inter-American Foundation
J. Paul Getty Grant Program Paul Getty Program
The John Carter Brown Library John Carter Brown Library
Knowles Science Teaching
Foundation
Knowles Science Foundation
The Library Company of Philadelphia: Program in Early American Economy and Society Fellowship for 2012-2013 The Library Company
The Library Company of Philadelphia and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: s in Colonial and U.S. History and Culture for 2012-2013 The Library Company-Visiting Research Fellowship
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships Massachusetts Historical Society
The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Art History Fellowships; Fellowships in Conservation; Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The National Academies: 
Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs
National Academies
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 National Association for Campus Activities
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. National Consortium
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship National Defense
National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment of the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health:
Graduate Extramural Programs
National Institutes of Health
National Physical Science Consortium National Physical Science
National Research Council National Research Council
National Science Foundation: East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EASPI) National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation Graduate Research
National Society for Black Engineers National Society for Black Engineers
Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Scholarship : for high school, undergraduate, graduate and professional students Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Scholarship
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Paul & Davis Soros Fellowship
The Ph.D. Project The Ph.D. Project
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Program
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Smithsonian Fellowships Smithsonian Fellowship
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
Spenser Foundation
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Graduate Fellowships Programs
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Summer graduate fellowships and Postdoctoral fellowships Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution