Graduate School Fellowships

University of Maryland Graduate School Fellowships

2018-2019 Graduate School Fellowships 


The University of Maryland Graduate School fellowships are merit-based awards for current University of Maryland graduate students that enable recipient to focus on graduate study, that do not have to be repaid, and that generally include both a stipend and tuition remission. Graduate School fellowships differ from graduate assistantships, which carry an obligation to each class, to work on a research project, or to perform administrative tasks. 

If you are interested in applying for any Graduate School fellowships, please read the information below. The Graduate School's fellowship webpage has additional details. 

Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship 

The Wylie Fellowship is a $15,000 one-semester fellowship to support outstanding doctoral students who are in the final stages of writing their dissertations. Detailed information about the fellowship, including nomination packet requirements, is available on the Wylie Dissertation Fellowship guidelines. Our department may nominate only two students.

The department's nominees will also automatically be considered for the Lee Thornton Dissertation Fellowship. The Thornton Fellowship recognizes dissertation work that serves the public good and confers the same benefits as the Wylie.

To be considered, please submit your nomination package (cover sheet, abstract, statement, CV, and advisor's letter; preferably as a single PDF) to hstewar2@umd.edu no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Summer Research Fellowship / Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship 
 
The Summer Research Fellowship provides support to outstanding doctoral students at "mid-career," that is, in the period approximately before, during, or after achievement of candidacy, and is intended to enable students to prepare for or complete a key benchmark in their program's requirements. Detailed information about the fellowship, including nomination packet requirements, is available on the Summer Research Fellowships guidelines. Our department may nominate only two students. Please note that this is a cost-shared award between the Graduate School and the advisor. 

​The Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship is identical to the Summer Research Fellowship, except that only graduates of an​ Indian Institute of Technology may apply. Our department may nominate only two students for the Kulkarni Fellowship.​ IIT graduates may apply for both the Summer Research and Kulkarni Fellowships.

To be considered, please submit your nomination package (cover sheet, advisor's letter, specific proposal, and CV; preferably as a single PDF) to hstewar2@umd.edu no later than Wednesday, Feburary 21, 2018.

All-S.T.A.R. Fellowship 
 
Graduate All-S.T.A.R. Fellowships are intended to support and honor graduate students who are both outstanding scholars and outstanding graduate assistants. Graduate All-S.T.A.R. Fellows will be featured on the Graduate School website. Detailed information about the fellowship may be found on the Graduate School's fellowship website. Once available, more information on the nomination process will be communicated to current graduate students via email.
 
Once available, information on the nomination process for the All-S.T.A.R. Fellowship will communicated to graduate students via email. 
 
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award 
 
Approximately 4,000 UMD graduate students also serve as teaching, research, or administrative assistants. The GS wants to recognize the outstanding contributions that these GAs provide to students, faculty, departments, administrative units, and the University as a whole. While the Awards carry no cash prize, they convey the honor of being named among the top 2% of campus GAs in a given year. Detailed information about the fellowship may be found on the Graduate School's fellowship website. Once available, more information on the nomination process will be communicated to current graduate students via email. 
 
Once available, information on the nomination process for the Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award will communicated to graduate students via email. 
Additional Graduate School Fellowships 
 
The Graduate School also has a number of endowed awards. Detailed information about these awards can be found on the Graduate School Student Fellowships and Awards website. If you are interested in any of these awards, please contact Heather Stewart directly to learn about the nomination process.