Am I Eligible?
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status around the third week in July.
Yes, if you are:
Accepted into or enrolled in a full-time, campus-based Ph.D. program at a participating institution in a participating state by August, the start of the academic year. We do not fund:
- D.B.A., D.D.S., D.N.P., D.P.T., D.V.M., Ed.D., J.D., M.D., Pharm. D., and/or
- Online, distance learning, or for-profit programs.
- Applying for the Doctoral Award: You must have been admitted into a Ph.D. program or have not begun the second year of study. Visit Types of Awards for more information.
- Applying for the Dissertation Award: You must have:
- Completed all coursework
- Completed all comprehensive/preliminary exams
- Successfully defended the prospectus before the beginning of the academic year.
- For Either Award:
- A member of a racial or ethnic minority group (including African-American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latin American, Native American or other.).
- Hold or scheduled to receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the beginning of the fall semester.
- A U.S. Citizen or have legal permanent resident status.
- Not employed outside of your department or discipline.
- Planning to become a full-time college or university faculty member after earning the Ph.D.
- Note: The program particularly encourages applicants who seek Ph.D.’s in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math).
How Do I Apply?
Complete and submit all the materials below through the online application.
- Take the eligibility quiz below to see if you are eligible to apply.
- Create an online profile along with username (email) and password.
- Fill out the Doctoral or Dissertation web application form at the top of the profile.
- Provide all the materials listed below:
- Letter of Interest/Personal Statement (including statement of teaching goals) See FAQs page for guidelines.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (can be unofficial copies)
- Letter or email providing confirmation of acceptance to a doctoral program
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship
- Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport
- Permanent Resident I.D. card (only if the applicant was not born in the U.S.)
- Verification from the university of in-state residency status is applying to GA, MD, SC, TN or VA. This is not the same as in-state tuition status, which is sometimes granted to out-of-state scholars.
- Residency is determined by the institution. The in-state residency document can normally be obtained from your university’s registrar/residency office.
- If applying for the one-year Dissertation Award: Verification from the department chairperson of successfully passing the preliminary/comprehensive exams, and successful defense of the dissertation prospectus before the start of the academic year.
Contact Chanell Turner at email@example.com with any questions.