Doctoral Award

General information

Three-to-Five-Year Package

You may apply for this award if you are within the first year of your Ph.D. program or are expecting admission before the academic year begins. You must be enrolled in or applying to a participating institution in a participating state listed on this website. (See Participating States and Institutions.) 

The Doctoral Award offers three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support from the scholar’s college, university and/or department, in the form of a $20,000 annual stipend. Each recipient also is awarded up to five years of university-covered tuition and fees (unless the institution prohibits a fee waiver). In addition, the program provides professional development support and covers expenses associated with attending the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.